In 2015, the United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to promote prosperity while protecting the planet by building economic growth by addressing a range of global challenges including poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

Using the SDGs as our guide, we have mapped the challenges facing society against our business capabilities so that we can better understand how we can make the greatest difference. This led to the development of our 2030 Responsible Business Ambitions that help you run your world in ever more sustainable ways. 

The Ambitions focus on four pillars: customers, colleagues, climate change and communities. Within each area we have identified that we will make the greatest contribution towards four lead SDGs, while contributing to a number of supporting SDGs. We will also support a range of wider SDGs through our Responsible Business Foundations and look forward to working closely with key partners to further shape and grow our Ambitions, as well as our contribution to the SDGs.

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Making the greatest difference

Delivering for our customers

Through the latest innovations and a commitment to service, we’re making our customers’ lives easier.

Find out how we're developing products and services that make their lives easier

Leading
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Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Supporting
SDGs

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Enabling all our customers to use energy more sustainably

We’re helping to shape a low carbon future by enabling our customers, the energy system and our business to use energy more sustainably.

Find out how we're enabling all our customers to use energy more sustainably

Leading
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Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Supporting
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Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Goal 13: Climate Action

Building the workforce of the future

We’re developing the vital skills and a more inclusive workforce to ensure we deliver for our customers.

Find out how we are building the workforce of the future

Leading
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Goal 5: Gender equality

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Goal 10: Reduced inequalities Goal 4: Quality education Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Creating stronger communities

By offering our knowledge and expertise, we’re empowering communities to take control of their energy and tackle pressing social issues.

Find out how we're collaborating across sectors and driving positive change

Leading
SDG

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Supporting
SDGs

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth Goal 4: Quality education Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure