The Sustainable Development Goals and Ambatovy
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a follow up to the Millennium Development Goals, consist of 17 ambitious targets to address global issues, and to ensure a sustainable and resilient future for the world by 2030. The success of the SDGs depends on the participation of a range of actors – governments, corporations, communities and non-governmental organizations.
The nature of the work of the natural resources sector has social, economic and environmental impacts on the jurisdictions where projects and operations are located. As a responsible company working in both a biological hotspot and a nation afflicted with extreme poverty, we aim to ensure that the potential negative impacts of our activities are minimized and mitigated to the greatest extent possible, while also focusing on actions that positively impact our local communities and Madagascar.
Ambatovy sees its support for Madagascar’s achievement of the SDGs in three ways: