UN Sustainability Goals, and How They May Affect Future Regulations

“Sustainability” as a concept has been around for a very long time.
Why has it taken so long for this terminology to creep into the daily conversations we have around compliance with environmental and occupational health & safety (EHS) laws and regulations?
The main reason is that corporations are becoming increasingly aware that sustainability, and all that it entails, is a business imperative. It is being taken a lot more seriously than in the past, and is becoming embedded in corporate cultures and strategies. In fact, sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) clauses are increasingly the norm in contracts for products and services around the world. Sustainability professionals will know that another reason for this increased interest is that ‘compliance’ is one of the key factors looked at by investors (as part of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) or wider due diligence programs) as well as by CSR/Sustainability Ratings Agencies when they evaluate a company’s sustainability performance/ranking. There is a limited future for unsustainable brands and businesses. Drawing from our global regulatory perspective, this webinar will provide insight into:
  • The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – what they are and what they mean
  • The methodology employed to try to predict what will happen in terms of future regulation
  • An examination of five key drivers that will influence future regulation and policy
  • Current and future EHS regulatory trends likely to impact operations and products around the world.
  • Examples of private sector initiatives accompanying the regulatory drivers.
Catarina Olagnier-Hästesko, Head of the Product Stewardship at Enhesa
Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford, Head of Thought Leadership at Enhesa