The SDGs are a global agenda adopted during the UNs Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2015 and play an important role in the establishment and strengthening of the culture of environmental and social sustainability in governments, companies, and society. Consisting of 17 goals, many of which can be positively impacted by chlorine chemistry.
Chlorine and its derivatives are the world’s main public health agents, being major allies in the treatment process of water abstraction and sewage for their ability to eliminate pathogens, ensuring proper disinfection and quality of water for consumption and for the correct disposal in nature, as determined by SDG 6 – Drinking Water and Sanitation, which is designed to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, which are fundamental for improving hygiene conditions and reducing diseases.
The main sectoral entity in Brazil, the Brazilian Association of the Alkali, Chlorine, and Derivatives Industry (Abiclor), formalized this commitment in 2021 by signing the Letter of Intent regarding the SDG Program – with the State of São Paulo’s Environmental Company. The sector has been working to establish objectives in relation to reducing the environmental impacts resulting from the production processes and services provided by the member companies. The chlor-alkali chain is committed to ensuring production and consumption patterns that help with the decarbonization of the economy and in the fight against global warming.