Sustainable Development Goals | SDG 17

Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

There are many challenges that we cannot solve on our own. That’s why we rely more and more on collaboration within the sector and precompetitive approaches where we work together with other market participants to develop viable long-term solutions. This includes our memberships in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the Sustainable Spices Initiative and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. In 2016, we also joined the Natural Resource Stewardship Circle, a nonprofit organization that advocates for more sustainability in the cosmetics industry supply chain. We also support the industry association, Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI), which promotes sustainable practices in agriculture.

We not only maintain a regular exchange of information with nongovernmental organizations but have also entered into strategic partnerships on specific topics, such as biodiversity with e.g the German development agency (GIZ), the Rainforrest Alliance or the Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT), in order to generate sustainable value for society and the environment.