For SDG12 in particular we focus on targets 12.5, 12.6, 12.7, 12.8 and 12A.
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
Inclusive Trade is committed to reducing waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse. We are constantly working with our suppliers to find packaging solutions that are multifunctional and have everyday use once they have fulfilled their initial task of ferrying your purchases safely to you.
12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
As a small business we are a part of our local authority recycling scheme and are working to eliminate single-use plastic by the end of 2020. In our role as an e-commerce community leader we encourage our network of vendors, partners and suppliers to adopt sustainable practices into their business systems and to report using our Inclusive Trade Impact Self-Assessment Tool.
12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
Through championing transparency in supply chains we are a verified vendor to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and have already sourced ethically and sustainably produced bags for the launch of the very first World Cotton Day in Geneva (2019). We continue to explore opportunities to support local authorities and governments in procuring bespoke products from ethical suppliers.
12.8 By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
Through our e-commerce platform, our participation in global discussions, and our presence locally, our core mandate is to educate and enable consumers to #shopbyimpact.
12.A Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production
At Inclusive Trade we work with artisans and makers from developing countries to enhance their technical product knowledge, access to market and capacity to engage directly with value-added propositions for global and local consumers.
To find out more about SDG12 and other Sustainable Development Goals, visit: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment