SDG contributions

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a series of global ambitions to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. We believe that business can play a key role in achieving the SDGs, and, as such, we aim to align our companies’ operations with the goals most relevant to their activities. 

Whilst we recognise the importance of all the SDGs, we believe that our current portfolio can make the biggest direct contribution to the following specific goals:

  • SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  • SDG 4: Quality Education
  • SDG 5: Gender Equality
  • SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 
  • SDG 13: Climate Action

Our portfolio’s direct SDG contributions

2020 SDG contribution highlights


6,000 permanent jobs created


12 training hours per employee provided


2.3% of permanent employees promoted



3,500 beds and places available in our medical facilities


1m patients treated in our medical facilities


15m laboratory samples processed in our medical laboratories



642 new places created in our educational facilities


36,000 places available in our educational facilities


€46m in capex deployed towards improving our educational facilities



160,000 km total fibre optic network length


315,000 homes connected to our fibre networks


52,000 businesses connected to our fibre networks