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, the UNE-EN ISO 22000 standard, which specifies the requirements to be met by a management system to ensure food safety throughout the food chain: production, transport, distribution, consumption, and recycling.
On the other hand, the positive impact on the environment on a path towards sustainable food production is supported by the UNE 195006 Standard, which is committed to controlled tuna fishing, thus combating 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.
With regard to the ethics of the SDGs, UNE has the UNE-ISO 26000 Standard on Social Responsibility, which offers a series of ethical requirements for the achievement of SDG 2, ensuring the sustainable, egalitarian and peaceful nature of the societies of the future.