Goal 2. Zero hunger and Goal 15. Life on land
By 2030, the UN seeks to ensure that food production systems are sustainable, and to introduce agricultural practices that increase productivity and production; help maintain ecosystems; improve land and soil quality; and strengthen our capacity to adapt to climate change, extreme weather phenomena, droughts, flooding, and other natural disasters.
The UN Goal 15 is to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
The responsible purchasing strategy of Alko reflects the Nordic alcohol monopolies’ environmental and climate strategic plan which is built on the basis of theme years. Cultivation methods in primary production and improving biodiversity are the theme for year 2021.
Goal 3. Good health and well-being
By 2030, the UN seeks to strengthen the prevention of substance abuse and the treatment of addiction. This includes both narcotic drug abuse and the harmful use of alcohol.
The cornerstone of Alko's responsibility efforts will continue to be responsible sales and reducing the harmful effects of alcohol consumption through both our own as well as cooperation programmes, including experimentation with completely new approaches.
Goal 6. Clean water and sanitation
By 2030, the UN seeks to improve water quality by, for example, minimising emissions of hazardous chemicals, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater released into nature, and substantially increasing water recycling and reuse all across the world.
The theme of year 2020 in the Nordic alcohol monopolies’ environmental and climate strategic plan is water. The cultivation of the raw materials for drinks and the water efficiency of production, and reduction of agricultural chemical use and thus residues in ground water are topic to be paid attention to.
Goal 7. Affordable and clean energy
The UN seeks to double global energy efficiency by 2030.
The Nordic alcohol monopolies’ environmental and climate strategic plan has 2019 marked as the energy and emissions theme year. In purchases as well as supply chain communications we will focus on the energy efficiency and renewable energy use of primary production of raw materials and the drinks production.
The goals related to Alko’s own operational energy consumption are by end of year 2020:
- to reduce electricity consumption by 10% compared with year 2017
- to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% compared with year 2017