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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth


Economic growth and progress are linked to the eradication of poverty on a global scale. The overall unemployment rate stands at 5.7% and in many places around the world, having a job does not guarantee escaping from a precarious situation, which translates into extreme economic and social inequalities.

Standards are strategic allies to help organisations achieve the 17 SDGs, as they provide best practices, knowledge and collaboration that this global challenge requires.

There are more than 250 standards in the Spanish catalogue, managed by the Spanish Standardization Association, UNE, that enable organisations to achieve SDG 8.

Between the general and horizontal standards, one of which contributes most decisively to achieving this SDG - but also the others due to their transversal nature- is the UNE-EN-ISO 9001 Quality management systems. Requirements. Se trata de la herramienta de gestión de la calidad más extendida en el mundo, con cerca de un millón de organizaciones que la aplican eficazmente. Common international terminology. Part 2: Renewable energies.

Furthermore, UNE 195006 on Responsible Tuna Fishing guarantees best practices in fishing, including socio-employment factors, helping achieve numerous Goals, such as SDG 8.

The creation of decent jobs also translates into ensuring the safety and well-being of employees, thus minimising risks. There are standards relating to this such as UNE-EN ISO 12100 Safety in machines. General principles for design. Risk assessment and reduction..