Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked goals set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. They are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and address the global challenges we face.

The Swarovski Foundation is committed to supporting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we believe in the power of the global goals to shape a better world. Our Foundation focuses on eight key goals which most closely link to our partners’ work and the communities we reach. The Swarovski Foundation supports initiatives across culture and creativity, human empowerment and the environment.

Since 2013, the Swarovski Foundation has supported 47 charitable organizations across 34 countries which has benefited over 432,000 people. The Swarovski Waterschool operates in Austria, Brazil, China, India, Thailand, Uganda and the USA and has educated over half a million students at 2,500 schools since 2000. We continue to engage with our employees on becoming value driven ambassadors that respect and protect people and planet.


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1. No poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

2. Zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

3. Good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.

5. Gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Partners: Nest, Superar, Whitechapel Gallery, Teach for Austria, Mothers2Mothers, Women for Women International, Room to Read, Barefoot College, Conservation International

6. Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Partners: Nest, British Red Cross, The Nature Conservancy, Barefoot College, Waterkeeper Alliance

7. Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

8. Decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

10. Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

11. Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

12. Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

13. Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (taking note of agreements made by the UNFCCC forum).

14. Life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Partners: Blue Marine Foundation, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

15. Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.

Partners: The Nature Conservancy, Jane Goodall Institute, Conservation International

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.