The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery.

Two of the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations are:

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

The world is making progress towards Goal 7, with encouraging signs that energy is becoming more sustainable and widely available. Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to accelerate, energy efficiency continues to improve, and renewable energy is making impressive gains in the electricity sector.

Neftis Laboratorios is installing 886 photovoltaic solar panels for self-consumption at its warehouses in Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana.

This energy self-consumption project will enable Neftis Laboratorios to stop emitting 200 tonnes of CO2 in the atmosphere annually, which is the equivalent of planting 6,700 trees every year.

Furthermore, the installation will provide Neftis Laboratorios with a substantial annual energy saving, meaning it will have recouped its investment within only 7 years.

Goal 13: Climate action

Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere rose to new records in 2019.

Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme.

Although greenhouse gas emissions are projected to drop about 6 per cent in 2020 due to travel bans and economic slowdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, this improvement is only temporary. Climate change is not on pause. Once the global economy begins to recover from the pandemic, emissions are expected to return to higher levels.

At Neftis Laboratorios we are committed to the use of reusable water bottles that help us to be more sustainable and reduce the use of plastic.

Neftis Laboratorios within the framework of its corporate strategic objectives (sustainability, adaptability and growth), also adds in its roadmap the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN and is committed to aligning its operations with seventeen principles universally accepted in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.