The Charter

Acting in Europe for Sustainable Development by 2030

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The European Union...

...wishes to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into all areas of EU policies and initiatives, making sustainable development an essential guiding principle in Europe by 2030.

You...

...help to meet this challenge by promoting
the Sustainable Development Goals
in Europe 

as part of your activity.

THE EURO ETHICAL 2030 CHARTER


The EURO ETHICAL 2030 Charter (EE 2030) is a declaration of commitment on a voluntary basis, proposed to the signature of any organisation or company which undertakes to take the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into account as part of its work in the EU. 




The EE 2030 Charter builds on the aspirations for a sustainable society expressed in 

the Commission's reflection document "Towards a sustainable Europe by 2030". 

It aims to help to raise awareness and engage stakeholders to meet the societal challenges. 


"Sustainable development will not be the result of public policy only. This is a goal which is shared by citizens, civil society, organisations and companies alike. More and more organisations and companies are embracing the SDGs, and are putting social responsibility into practice, both for their own benefit and for that of the European economy and society at large.

European businesses can offer innovative solutions for tomorrow's challenges and can act as drivers of change both within the EU and beyond its borders. Sustainability must become anchored in society as a whole as a guiding principle for citizens, companies and civil society in all the many choices they make on a daily basis."




THE CHARTER RESOURCES



  RAISE SDG AWARENESS


  'SDG Self Initiation' (SSI)

Objective:

Invite your targeted audiences to discover and initiate themselves to 

the 2030 Agenda challenges and its Sustainable Development Goals.



  CONTRIBUTE TO THE SDG


   'Practical Innovative Solutions’ (PIS)
Objective : 

Present your innovative actions likely to contribute to
the 17 Sustainable Development Goals achievement.



  BE CONSISTENT WITH THE SDG’S



  'Adequate Ethical Argument' (AEA)
Objective:
Demonstrate your ethical argument coherence with the priority 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within your advocacy/lobbying work with the EU.





    ALERT ON THE SDG’S ACHIEVEMENT


   'Message In the Bottle' (MTB)

Objective: 

Alert the european MEPs and citizens on the EU policies/initiatives negative effects 

on the Sustainable Development Goals achievement.

the Charter TEXT

We, ...[Organisation or company] ..., adhere to the EURO ETHICAL 2030 Charter, to show our commitment to contribute to the achievement of the European Union's societal ambition aiming to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all its policies and initiatives.


The EURO ETHICAL 2030 Charter invites all stakeholders to promote the SDGs ethical values namely:


RESPONSIBILITY: What are the impacts of what we are doing today on future generation.

JUSTICE AND EQUITY: Enable the development of legal bodies that meet the needs
of all citizens and are non-discriminatory.
SOLIDARITY: Ensuring a sharing of wealth, a concern for the development of clean
energies, a concern to preserve the water, etc.
AUTONOMY: Allow citizens to make their own decisions freely.


Therefore, we commit to:

  Placing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals into all our positions and decisions, in order to promote the principle of Sustainability in the EU and beyond,

  Initiate our employees and members on the 2030 Agenda challenges and its Sustainable Development Goals in order to raise their awareness on this topic,


  Make the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals an ethical argument in your advocacy/lobbying work with the European institutions (opinion and position papers, etc.), to contribute to the EU policies and initiatives, and to the drafting of the European legislation, 

  Provide reliable and up-to-date information on the topics that lie within our area of competence, in order to challenge the MEP decision-makers regarding the urgency of subjects relating to sustainable development in the EU,

  Publish regularly our progress in this area to make a statement of our commitment for a more sustainable Europe. (reportings, annual reports, etc.)

62% of the companies and organisations interviewed believe that the SDGs are important enough to be mentioned in their reporting."

4  good reasons to sign the Euro Ethical 2030 Charter

1

ImprovE your visibility

The EE 2030 Charter is widely disseminated within European institutions, allowing you to stand out and helping you become more widely known.

2

IncreasE your credibility

Your adherence to the EE 2030 Charter underlines your commitment to positioning yourself in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

3

ContributE to sustainability in Europe

The EE 2030 Charter invites you to produce your ethical arguments in order to help MEPs to decide on the best way to achieve a sustainable and cohesive Europe.

4

ImprovE YOUR BRAND IMAGE

The EE 2030 Charter provides a positive impression of its signatories brand image as being committed to greater integrity and ethical ambition.

Euro Ethical 2030 DISTRIBUTION

The EURO ETHICAL 2030 Charter and its Newsletter are widely distributed within European institutions.

Emailing mensuel

E-mailING 

E-mail sent each month to European decision-makers: MEPs and officials

Distribution postale

Annual postal distribution

 Annual postal distribution in the European Parliament, with printed versions sent to all MEPs

Consultation site

SITE Consultation

Consultation via the site itself

Point info

‘Euro Ethical Day’

Meeting day  with the EE 2030 Charter signatories and Infopoint

Topic:

«What place for the SDG's 

in the EU?»

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How to apply

1. Fill up in the registration form and sign the Charter

In the interests of transparency, all organisations, especially those carrying out activities aimed at influencing decision-making in the EU, are invited to provide information about themselves to the EU Transparency Register before contributing their views.

2. Pay the registration fee to the Centre DEV Attitude account:

IBAN : BE 92-0682-5026-9323 – BIC : GKCCBEBB (BELFIUS)

Details : « Registration + organisation name + date : __/__/__ »

FEES
TYPE OF ORGANISATION
ANNUAL
SUBSCRIPTION

(including all taxes)
Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)  
With fewer than 10 members 250 €
With 10 to 100 members 450 €
With more than 100 members 850 €

Federations
 
With fewer than 10 member organisations 350 €
With 10 to 100 member organisations 550 €
With more than 100 member organisations 950 €

Private companies
 
With fewer than 10 employees 550 €
With 10 to 100 employees 950 €
With more than 100 employees 1375 €

The EURO ETHICAL 2030 Charter is a CENTRE DEV ATTITUDE INITIATIVE


The CENTRE DEV ATTITUDE (CDA) is an independent Think tank and Academic institution which is committed to sustainable and inclusive development both within Europe and the world.

The CDA has been working for more than ten years to speak up for the establishment of an ethical social model which finds an appropriate balance between economic development, environmental protection and social justice. Working with stakeholders from European institutions, international bodies, the academic world, civil society and the private sector, the CDA calls for a voluntary approach from its partners.

Accredited to the European Parliament, the CDA organised several conferences sponsored by MEPs, on specific issues in connection with Solidarity and Sustainable Development in Europe.


The Centre Dev Attitude initiative is directed by Roger P. Kaboré, Institutional Communication Senior Consultant.


Key features of the CDA Centre Dev Attitude include:

An Observer member of the SDG Watch Europe Network

SDG Watch Europe is an EU-wide, cross-sectoral CSO alliance of NGOs from development, environment, social, human rights and other sectors. Its goal is to hold governments to account for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).

A signatory of the CEOs call for action of the CSR Europe

 Leadership & Engagement of the top management is essential. Business leaders are increasingly asked by the public to be more visible and proactive. Citizens and consumers are looking for CEOs to take a lead on change and to credibly commit to addressing social issues.

What ARE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG)?

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. 


They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. 


The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.