Sustainable Development Goals

UN sustainable development goals

Our role in the global sustainable development agenda

We believe in, and support, the aims and objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which arose through collaboration between governments, civil society, the private sector and academia. The SDGs seek to address the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges and form part of a wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

At QBE, we are working to align our sustainability agenda to support advancement of these global goals. As a universal agreement to work towards a better future, the SDGs align closely with our own purpose to give our customers, and our people, the confidence to achieve their ambitions.

Integrating the SDGs across our business

We reviewed all 17 SDGs to understand their relevance to our business and stakeholders. Our assessment considered alignment of the SDGs against our purpose, business strategy, sustainability framework, products and services and business initiatives, as well as the interconnectedness and interdependencies of the SDGs.

All of the SDGs are relevant to our business in some way. However, we contribute to the achievement of some more than to others. We have therefore chosen to focus our actions on five goals (outlined below) which align most closely to our purpose and strategic business priorities. This is where we can have the greatest impact. 

Further information about QBE’s role in the Sustainable Development Goals can be found in our 2019 Sustainability Report.