One of the most significant ways we can back our colleagues, customers and communities is to do our part to operate our Company responsibly, contribute to a low-carbon future and protect the environment.
Since 2015, American Express has provided transparent updates on impacts to people, communities and the environment through a global corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, issued annually.
But after 66 years of operating in Australia and New Zealand, we know that the region has its own unique concerns and priorities. In addition to the American Express global CSR report, we’re proud to launch a local version, providing information on our operations and the interactions we have with our customers, colleagues and communities.
Through extensive research, we identified our focus areas to ensure we’re directing our efforts on what matters most to our local stakeholders.
The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets geared toward solving the world’s most pressing problems, including ending poverty, achieving gender equality, reducing inequality, taking action on climate change, achieving food security, protecting the planet, and ensuring sustainable prosperity for all.
We have mapped the Sustainable Development Goals to our business initiatives and programs and believe our work is aligned with 12 Global Goals: