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The UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sampo plc has assessed the United Nations' (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the underlying targets to identify the SDGs to which the Sampo Group companies can contribute the most. During the project, all 17 SDGs and 169 underlying targets were evaluated in relation to the Group companies’ businesses and the Group’s sustainability themes.

According to the assessment, Sampo Group has a strong impact on SDGs 3, 5, 8, 12, and 13. Therefore, Sampo Group has chosen to focus on these goals. The Group companies aim to contribute to the SDGs positively through, among other things, their products and services, by improving their own operations, by being active in their respective communities, and by engaging with their value chains.

The Sampo Group companies can also negatively affect the SDGs, for example, through the environmental impacts of their own operations and by enabling negative impacts through investee companies or insurance operations. To manage the possible negative impacts, investments are screened against sensitive sectors and international norms and standards. The Sampo Group companies also seek to be active owners and to influence the companies they invest in. In terms of insurance operations, the Group companies, for example, work together with suppliers and other business partners to ensure sustainable supply chains, and use norms-based screening to ensure sustainable business practices among corporate clients.

In addition to the group-level SDGs, Sampo plc’s subsidiaries have identified the SDGs that are most relevant for them. More information on If, Topdanmark, Hastings, and Mandatum’s work towards the SDGs is available in the companies’ own reporting.

SDG

The most relevant underlying SDG targets

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3.4 Promote mental health and well-being

3.6 Halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents

3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all

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5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

5.5 Ensure women’s equal opportunities in leadership at all levels of decision-making

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8.5 Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

8.6 Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education, or training

8.8 Provide a decent and attractive work environment that supports labor rights

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12.5 Reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse

12.6 Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle

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13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

13.2 Integrate climate change measures into policies, strategies, and planning

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising, and human and institutional capacity for climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning


More information in Sampo Group’s Sustainability Report.

Updated 25 Apr 2022