Food constitutes one of the basic pillars of society; however, malnutrition and extreme hunger are the main barriers to achieving the sustainable development proposed in Agenda 2030, as they result in less productive individuals who are at a greater risk of contracting diseases.
It is essential to focus on the most vulnerable communities, as well as on substantially improving the food production sector, paying special attention to the area of sustainable agriculture and crops; in addition to promoting ethical and healthy consumption of different types of foodstuffs.
UNE has several standards that contribute to guaranteeing food security; for example, standard
UNE-EN-ISO 22000, which specifies the requirements for a management system to ensure food safety throughout the food chain: production, transport, distribution, consumption, and recycling.
Additionally, a positive environmental impact, on a path towards sustainable food production, is supported by UNE standard 195006, which is committed to controlled tuna fishing, thus combatting illegal activity in this area, ensuring the rights of people on board fishing vessels and contributing to the preservation of other animal species, such as turtles, dolphins, and sharks during tuna fishing.
As for SDG ethics, UNE has
UNE-ISO standard 26000 on Social Responsibility, that offers a series of ethical requirements for achieving SDG 2, ensuring future societies are sustainable, equitable and peaceful.