An open letter which has been signed by 84 leading companies is calling on the government to back international green goals.
The firms, which include HSBC, IKEA and Unilever have written to the prime minister to ask for commitment to the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). They want the government to show to businesses that it is committed to delivering the SDGs in the UK as well as collaborating to create a clear reporting framework, transparent goals and a delivery plan.
Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Good Energy, said: “The Sustainable Development Goals give us a universal framework to ensure that everyone committed to sustainability is singing from the same hymn sheet. They’re not about overseas development; they’re about sustainability everywhere. And to give the SDGs their best chance of success in the UK, we need a clear and concrete demonstration from government that it has embraced the goals.”