The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations (UN). The goals were developed to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which ended in 2015. In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Since January 2016, planning and implementation of 17 SDGs began. The SDGs cover a broad range of social and economic development issues and are used to assist cross-sector collaboration in achieving the goals.

Change Associates is working towards achieving several SDGs through working in partnership with factories, brands and other NGOs. Collectively and through our programmes, we are working towards the following goals:

SDG GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons

SDG GOAL 3: Good Health & Well Being

3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births

3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable disease

3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes

SDG GOAL 5: Gender Equality

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation

5.6 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights

SDG GOAL 8: Economic Growth and Decent Work

8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment