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In a historic decision of universal reach, in the context of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations, all members of the United Nations Organization in September 2015 adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an ambitious plan of collective action for people, the planet and the prosperity. All UN members agreed to join their forces and efforts in order to achieve global prosperity, peace and justice in a healthy planet through the establishment of specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development consists in particular of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) and 169 sub-goals, which are interrelated and balance the three dimensions (social, environmental and economic) of sustainable development with an implementation horizon of 2030.

This idiosyncratic “map” helped organizations realize the importance of sustainability and seek their role in this complex new order and collective effort. EYATH, realizing the universal nature of the Sustainable Development Goals and the criticality of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, has decided from the first moment to play an active role in this collective effort. For this purpose, it is committed to its vision of being an economically robust, extroverted organization, which develops and operates modern, durable infrastructures and ensures the sustainability of the aquatic ecosystem.

To this direction, EYATH’s priority is the goals that are directly related to the sustainable development strategy it has adopted, in order to create over time added value to society, the environment, the market and its human resources. For EYATH, the effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is a fundamental axis of its evolution into a modern business, which meets the demands of its consumers and employees, supports the development perspective of the local economy, respects human rights and fully understands the importance of the responsibility involved in the management of a commodity of the utmost importance for life such as water.

EYATH is therefore committed to following the 17 Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with poverty reduction, environmental protection, consumer safety and uninterrupted water supply being part of the company’s strategic goals.

At the same time, the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2016 led to an in-principle global action plan to limit global warming. The E.U. set the goal of becoming the first climate-neutral economy and society by 2050, setting a binding target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. Furthermore, as the climate crisis and its adverse consequences confront the planet us with a multitude of challenges and risks, the European Commission presented in December 2019 the European Green Deal, through which the E.U. aspires to transform into a fair and prosperous society with a competitive, resource-efficient economy and zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

In order to achieve a climate-neutral and circular economy and to achieve the “green” transition in general, coordinated actions and collaborations are required, with the decisive role of businesses here. EYATH, realizing the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, the European Green Agreement, as well as the national climate law and the national strategy for adapting to climate change, tries (through its activity and the flows of its capital towards “green” investments and digital transformation investments) to practically support the “green” and digital transition.

Its annual reports on Sustainable Development, with the first one for the years 2019-2020, highlight exactly this convergence with international and national strategies and highlight EYATH’s performance in all these major societal, environmental and corporate issues governance.