SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Increased innovation in the private sector and investment in research & development is vital to ensuring economic stability and finding solutions to global crises.

From integrating small-scale enterprises within supply chains to increasing resource-use efficiency and adopting cleaner, more environmentally conscious industrial processes, discover how some of the B Movement Builders, a coalition of leading multinational corporations working to drive economic systems change, are taking meaningful action towards delivering on SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

Gerdau

Gerdau is a Brazil-based steel corporation with more than 28,000 workers. Each year, Gerdau transforms millions of tons of scrap into new steel products, promoting sustainable development - in fact, 73% of the metal used in Gerdau's operations is scrap metal. This cuts their CO2 emissions to half the global steel industry average. Gerdau also contributes to the circular economy in other ways - in particular through investment into research and development so that by-products of their operations don't go to waste: 

Read more about Gerdau’s innovative processes and how it is delivering against SDG 9 here.

Givaudan

Givaudan is a global industry leader creating game-changing innovation in food and beverages, and inspiring creations in the world of scent and beauty. One way in which Givaudan is contributing towards SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure is through it's NATEMA joint venture in Madagascar, providing jobs and development opportunities for communities in its clove leaf oil supply chain, supporting thousands of farmers. Watch the video to learn more.

Bonduelle

Bonduelle is the world leader in all forms of ready-to-use vegetables. Today, this international, multi-technological and innovative French family business has a mission that is shared by its 10,807 employees: to be the go-to brand across the globe when it comes to ensuring living well through vegetable products. The company aims to shape the way we eat, innovating so that plant-based food becomes the main ingredient of a meal - a commitment to planet, food, and people.

Read more about Bonduelle’s recent innovations in the food industry and how it is contributing towards SDG 9 here.


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