Infographics: Sustainability standards and the SDGs (2017)

Baobab fruit © UEBT, David Brazier

These three infographics illustrate how the adoption of sustainability standards can contribute towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2, 6, 7 and 8.

The examples, based on research of ISEAL members’ impacts, cover:

  • Agricultural productivity
  • Farmer incomes and profitability
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water conservation and management
  • Economic productivity and entrepreneurship
  • Workers’ safety, rights and wellbeing
  • Tackling child labour

Examples range from statistics highlighting the boost in farm productivity as a result of certification across a number of sectors that are vital for smallholder livelihoods, to examples of how sustainability standards uphold core labour rights, help to improve workers’ safety and wellbeing at certified sites and promote industrial dialogue.

The infographics are available for download below.

Read the ISEAL report illustrating ISEAL members' contribution to the SDGs.

More examples can also be found in the joint WWF / ISEAL report 'SDGs mean business: How credible standards can help companies deliver the 2030 agenda'.

Posted on 09/02/2017

Available Downloads

SustainableAgriculture_SDG2_FINAL.pdf(298.71 KB) Download
WaterAndEnergyEfficiency_SDG6_7_FINAL.pdf(275.33 KB) Download
ProductiveEmploymentAndDecentWork_SDG8_FINAL.pdf(272.7 KB) Download