Smulders is the proud recipient of a UNITAR-certificate from the United Nations. This is a great acknowledgement of our commitment and efforts of the past three years, in which Smulders carried out actions for all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the 17 development goals of the United Nations Global Compact that must be realised before 2030. With more than 12.000 participating companies from over 160 countries the UN Global Compact is the largest voluntary initiative for responsible entrepreneurship in the world.
Smulders, as well as Eiffage, uses these objectives as a critical framework, in order to integrate sustainability in our policy proactively. In order to achieve this, we work closely together with VOKA. The VOKA Sustainable Entrepreneurship Charter, abbreviated VCDO in Dutch, uses the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Global Compact as a guideline and supports and encourages companies to work on sustainable entrepreneurship through an action plan.
Smulders was already awarded SDG Pioneer by VOKA in 2019. Companies receive this title when they are awarded VCDO Laureate three times within a period of five years and each time with ten actions from the action plan being positively evaluated in at least four of the 5P’s (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership).
After three years and carrying out actions for all 17 SDGs, Smulders received a UNITAR certificate from the United Nations as an additional distinction.