United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

With the 2030 Agenda adopted in 2015, the international community under the auspices of the United Nations committed itself to 17 global goals for a better future. The guiding principle of the 2030 Agenda is to enable a life in dignity for humans world-wide and at the same time to lastingly preserve the natural foundations of life. This includes economic, ecological, and social aspects. The 2030 Agenda underlines the shared responsibility of all stakeholders: politics, business, science, civil society – and every individual. As a member of the UN Global Compact, Bertelsmann supports the 2030 Agenda.

Bertelsmann and its businesses especially contribute to the achievement of five of these goals: “Good health and well-being” (Goal 3), “Quality education” (Goal 4), “Gender equality” (Goal 5), “Decent work and economic growth” (Goal 8) and “Responsible consumption and production” (Goal 12). These goals were identified based on structured interviews with high-ranking representatives of Bertelsmann’s corporate divisions.

Find out how Bertelsmann companies contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 3 - Good health and well-being

Goal 4 - Quality education

Goal 5 - Gender equality

Goal 8 - Decent work and economic growth

Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production

Goal 13 - Climate Action