E_Logo_No-UN-Emblem-02“At GE, we solve problems for customers and find solutions that make things better for society, the environment and the economy.” Jeff Immelt, 2016

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) challenge all of us to find ways to improve the lives of people today and in the future. As the SDGs were being developed, GE pulled together a global, cross-business team to evaluate what the SDGs meant to us and how we could further them. As one of the world’s leading infrastructure companies, we recognize our unique potential to help solve some of the most difficult sustainable development challenges. There are many opportunities for us to partner on the SDGs but five are particularly aligned to GE’s core mission of providing infrastructure for energy, water, transportation and health.

The interactive graphic below illustrates how we approach the 17 goals with links to GE’s business strategy related to that goal.

  • GE Solutions: Specific skills, knowledge and solutions that we believe enable us to have a significant positive impact executing against the goals.
  • Enabling Frameworks: Areas of ongoing activity that are important to our business strategy and global economic growth.
  • Shared Objectives: Goals that we engage on when appropriate, but that we believe other stakeholders have a more direct capability and mission to influence.
TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SHARED OBJECTIVES Peace + Justice 16 + Marine Life 14 + Inequality 10 + Hunger 2 + Poverty 1 + Ecosystems 15 + FOR A GROWING ECONOMY ENABLING FRAMEWORKS Consumption 12 + Jobs + Economic Growth 8 + Gender Equality 5 + Cities 11 + Education 4 + P a r tnerships 17 + GE SOLUTIONS THAT ADVANCE THE GOALS Infra s tru c tu r e 9 + Ener g y 7 + H e alth 3 + Water 6 + Climate 13 +

Shared objectives to support
sustainable development

  • Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • End Poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels