U.N. Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) outline a blueprint for businesses, government, and other organizations to work together toward sustainable development.

Below is a mapping of Dominion Energy’s sustainability initiatives to the applicable UN SDGs (note: a number of the UN SDG targets are not applicable to our business lines).

Goal Target Location in report
1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere 1.4: By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance Engaging Customers and Communities;
Community Development
1.5: By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters Community Development
3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages 3.9: By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination Clean Energy;
Reducing Emissions;
Clean Water;
Habitat & Wildlife Protection;
Environmental Justice & Tribal Engagement
4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 4.4: By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship Philanthropy;
Attracting Talent
4.5: By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations Philanthropy;
Attracting Talent
4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development Philanthropy;
Attracting Talent
5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 5.5: Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life Attracting Talent;
Diversity & Inclusion;
DEI Report
6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 6.3: Improve water quality, wastewater treatment and safe reuse Protecting the Environment
6.4: Increase water-use efficiency and ensure freshwater supplies Protecting the Environment
6.6: Protect and restore water-related ecosystems Creating, Protecting and Restoring Habitat
6.b: Support local engagement in water and sanitation management Clean Water;
Engaging Customers and Communities;
Environmental Justice & Tribal Engagement;
Water CDP
7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all 7.1: By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services Clean Energy;
Reliable Energy;
Energy Value
7.2: By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix Clean Energy;
Reducing Emissions
7.3: By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency Reliable Energy;
Energy Value
8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all 8.3: Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services Innovation
8.5: By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value Attracting Talent;
Developing & Retaining Talent
8.8: Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment Workplace Safety;
Labor Relations
9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation 9.4: By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities Investing in Infrastructure;
Reducing Emissions
9.5: Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending Investing in Infrastructure;
Reducing Emissions;
Innovation
10: Reduce inequality within and among countries 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status Philanthropy;
Diversity & Inclusion;
Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
10.3: Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard Values, Ethics, & Compliance;
Human Rights;
Just Transition;
Social Justice;
Diversity & Inclusion;
Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
10.4: Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality Human Rights;
Just Transition;
Diversity & Inclusion;
Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 11.4: Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage Habitat & Wildlife Protection;
Environmental Justice & Tribal Engagement
11.5: By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations Reliable Energy;
Community Development
11.a: Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning Reducing Emissions;
Community Development
12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 12.2: By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources Clean Water;
Habitat & Wildlife Protection;
Sustainable Operations;
Water CDP
12.3: By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses Reducing Waste
12.4: By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment Reducing Emissions;
Clean Water;
Habitat & Wildlife Protection;
Sustainable Operations
12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse Sustainable Operations
12.6: Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee;
Commitments;
Reducing Emissions;
Sustainable Operations;
Metrics;
Climate CDP;
Water CDP
12.7: Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities Supply Chain Sustainability;
Supplier Diversity
13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 13.1: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries Clean Energy;
Reliable Energy
13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning Political Participation
14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 14.1: By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution Clean Water;
Habitat & Wildlife Protection;
Water CDP
14.2: By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans Clean Water;
Habitat & Wildlife Protection;
Water CDP
14.3: Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels Clean Water;
Habitat & Wildlife Protection;
Water CDP
14.5: By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information Clean Water;
Habitat & Wildlife Protection;
Water CDP
15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss 15.1: By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements Habitat & Wildlife Protection
15.2: By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally Habitat & Wildlife Protection
15.5: Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species Habitat & Wildlife Protection
15.8: By 2020, introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems and control or eradicate the priority species Habitat & Wildlife Protection
15.9: By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts Habitat & Wildlife Protection
16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 16.2: End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children Human Rights;
Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
16.5: Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms Human Rights;
Political Participation;
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct;
Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
16.6: Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels Governance & Risk
16.7: Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels Governance & Risk;
Just Transition;
Engaging Customers and Communities;
Environmental Justice & Tribal Engagement
17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Finance 17.14: Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development Governance & Risk;
Lobbying Policy
17.17: Encourage and promote effective public, public private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships Governance & Risk;
Clean Energy;
Innovation;
Sustainable Operations;
Engaging Customers and Communities;
Lobbying Policy