Scotland's Sustainable Development Goals Network
Scottish SDG Reporting Working Group

Scottish SDGs Reporting Working Group 

Humanity is facing an enormous environmental, social and economic challenge, requiring a real urgency to act. Scotland was one of the first countries to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - a universal call to action to tackle poverty and inequality, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all. 

Scotland’s businesses have a critical role to play in achieving the SDGs, which should also lead to the economic benefit of increased resource efficiency, innovation and resilience. This vision is underpinned by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s (SEPA) own regulatory strategy One Planet Prosperity.

The Scottish Sustainable Development Goals Reporting Working Group (SSDGRWG) was launched by SEPA and ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland) on 17 September 2018 in Edinburgh. The main aims of the group were to:

  • Make the UN SDGs relevant to local business in Scotland.
  • Through effective collaboration, deliver a better society, both at a local level and globally, through understanding Scotland’s role in contributing to the creation of a more sustainable world.
  • Achieve this by enabling practical, measurable action by Scottish businesses to deliver the SDGs.

The SDG Compass is the basic framework for implementing the SDGs across the supply chain. The group considered a different stage of the compass at each meeting.

Workshops and meetings



SDG Compass Stage

Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda and Report

September 2018 Launch Step 1: Understanding the SDGs Focused on the remit of the group and networking

Agenda and Report


December 2018 People and Prosperity Step 2: Defining the goals
Step 3: Setting goals
SDG 1 – No poverty
SDG 2 – Zero hunger
SDG 4 – Quality education
SDG 5 – Gender equality
SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth
SDG 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG 10 – Reduced inequality
SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities
Agenda and Report
March 2019 Planet Step 4: Integrating SDG 6 – Clean water and sanitation
SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production


Agenda and Report


October 2019 Climate Change Step 4: Integrating SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy
SDG 13 – Climate action
Agenda and Report
CANCELLED due to Coronavirus pandemic Peace and Partnerships Step 5: Reporting and communicating SDG 16 – Peace and justice
SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals


Speakers / Presenters / Panel Participants

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