UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Studies have shown that bees contribute towards 15 of the 17 UN SDGs. Our services support the SDGs and will take your business a step closer to sustainability.   

Contributions of bees towards the relevant SDG targets:

1. No poverty- Beekeeping offers economic diversity as an income source and provides access to economic and natural resources 

2. Zero hunger- Bee pollination increases crop yields and enhances nutritional value of food

3. Good health and wellbeing- Bee products provide medicinal sources in traditional and modern medicine 

4. Quality education- Training for beekeepers can enhance equal employment opportunities 

5. Gender equality- Beekeeping can enhance employment opportunities for women even in more patriarchal societies

6. Clean water and sanitation- Bee pollination can increase diversity of water related ecosystems

7. Affordable and clean energy- Bee pollination improves production of oilseed crops such as sunflowers and rape.

8. Decent work and economic growth- Improved agricultural production can lead to economic growth and an increase in GDP.

9. Industry innovation and infrastructure- Bees inspire human innovation in a range of industries 

10. Reduced inequality- Improved livelihoods from beekeeping can contribute to supporting income growth for low income groups which can result in better socioeconomic and industrial development

11, 12, and 13. Sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and climate actions- Bees can improve air quality in urban areas, improve the aesthetics of food through increased pollination to reduce food waste, and can improve the understanding of climate impacts on the environment 

14 and 15. Life below water and life on land- Bees can contribute to the production of plant based sources of compounds found in fish and can help contribute to biodiversity by pollinating. 

Bees are clearly vital in combatting climate change and creating a more sustainable world. Investing in them will provide long term results for your business and for the world. Be part of that change now. For more detailed information on how bees contribute to the SDGs click here