The Board of Water Utilities Australia (WUA) today resolved to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where possible throughout the business. The 17 SDGs were established at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012, replacing the Millennium Development Goals. The SDGs were established to address the challenges the world faces related to poverty, climate, inequality, health, economic development, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
WUA’s CEO, Graham Dooley, has spent time in both the public and private sectors and sees the role private business can play in addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. Graham said, “The 17 SDGs set ambitious targets to be met by 2030. It is not just the responsibility of government to address these issues, but a role we can all contribute to in our own ways. We see Water Utilities Australia as being a good global citizen and will do what we can to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030”. Graham also realises that good business and being sustainable are not mutually exclusive, saying, “Being conscious of sustainability practices and supporting the SDGs is not just good for global development, but is good for business”.