Cattolica and SDGs
Exerting a positive, tangible and long-lived effect on the chosen areas of action: this is the macro-objective that Cattolica’s CSR department has tried to apply in its activities and in the selection of concrete activities and initiatives. Starting with the first project choices made in 2018, this approach has been expanded and deepened in subsequent annual CSR action plans.
The synoptic representation illustrates the SDGs chosen by the Group since 2018 and the material topics4 related to them, together with the activities and initiatives implemented in 2021.
Within the stakeholder engagement questionnaires, when asked about the suitability of the seven SDGs currently used for Cattolica’s particularities and path, the response was largely affirmative.
When asked to name other SDGs that are relevant and potentially adoptable in the future (with a maximum of two choices from the ten remaining SDGs), there was a clear indication towards SDG number 3 (Good health and wellbeing) and 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure), followed by number 11 (Sustainable cities and communities) and 10 (Reduced inequalities).
The continuation of the pandemic context has not significantly influenced the basic orientation of the areas of action, but has led to a marked increase in the importance attached to the issue of “employee health and safety” and related initiatives.