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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.

Among the general and horizontal standards, one of which contributes more decidedly to achieving this SDG - but also the rest due to its wide-ranging nature - is UNE-EN ISO 9001 Quality management systems. Requirements. It is the most important quality management tool worldwide, with nearly one million organizations applying it effectively. Common international terminology. Part 2: Renewable energies.

UNE 195006 Responsible Tuna Fishing guarantees best practices in fishing activity, including socio-occupational factors, and supports 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. In this regard, there are standards such as UNE-EN ISO 12100 Safety of machinery. General principles for design. Risk assessment and reduction.