Compass Group proactively supports the UN's SDGs – the global sustainable development goals adopted by all UN member states.
The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) address the global challenges facing the world, and are based on a vision of ensuring a better and more sustainable future for all. The SDGs are set to be achieved by 2030, and are designed to enable the realisation of the vision. To achieve it, it’s imperative that we all do our part, including companies like us. Globally, Compass Group PLC has identified eight of the 17 SDGs, where we can make the biggest difference. These are:
- 2 – End hunger
- 3 – Health and wellbeing
- 5 – Gender equality
- 8 – Decent work and economic growth
- 12 – Responsible consumption and production
- 14 – Life below water
- 15 – Life on land
- 17 – Partnerships for the goals
Although we are a big player, we recognise that we cannot do it all at once. It makes most sense for us to take action in the areas most relevant to our core business. That’s why we work locally and in more depth on a few goals at a time – and in Compass Group Danmark, we have decided to place added focus on the SDGs 3, 8 and 12, which you can read more about below.
SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Our vision is to collaborate with our colleagues, business partners, clients and guests to create Denmark’s best workplaces through health and wellbeing. Because when we ensure the people we serve and work with are thriving and healthy, we can develop more successfully and work towards the greater good.
SDG 8: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
We are a service company, and all our services are performed by people. One of our top priorities is therefore to contribute to ensuring that our society is built on a foundation of decent jobs, so that we can create economic and productive growth – and thus have the resources to work towards a sustainable future.
SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Our key services are in food and cleaning. Every day, we serve lunch for thousands of people and clean not only our own kitchens but also the facilities at hundreds of companies and educational institutions. This enables us to make a difference, and it makes sense to start with what we do most ─ especially when we are consumers, distributers and producers. And we take those roles seriously.