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Sustainable Development Goals.
A key success measure of the Sustainability Impact pillar in our 2023-25 Strategic Plan is to report against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We analysed Windana’s current and potential impact against these 17 Goals to determine how the work we do, as well as our future strategic decisions, contribute to these global goals.
The information on this page is from our Sustainable Development Goals feature in Windana’s 2022-23 Annual Report.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development outlines a roadmap for global peace and prosperity. This agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are designed to address a wide range of global challenges, including poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, peace and justice. They provide a universal framework for countries and organisations to work towards a more sustainable and equitable future. Windana acknowledges that the health and wellbeing of residents, clients and staff is inextricably linked to the health of the planet and is committed to promoting wholistic well-being encompassing physical, mental and environmental health.
Windana makes a contribution to 10 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Windana's priority Goals for impact.1. No poverty
Our client services address complex and intersecting vulnerabilities in the Victorian community. Our services map against this Sustainable Development Goal by providing access to basic services, property, care and assistance to clients through housing programs, family programs and residential rehabilitation and withdrawal services.
For more information on this Goal, visit the United Nations website – Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.3. Good health and well-being
Our services directly align with this Sustainable Development Goal as they aim to strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance use and provide other services to support the overall health and wellbeing of their clients. We support our clients to improve their mental health, physical health, and overall quality of life in line with the Stepped Model of Care.
For more information on this Goal, visit the United Nations website – Goal 3: Ensure health lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.8. Decent work and economic growth
We support our clients to up-skill and re-engage with the workforce as a key component of recovery capital. The empowerment of young people is also a key focus in our Strategic Plan and includes a focus on supporting young people to succeed in employment.
For more information on this Goal, visit the United Nations website – Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.10. Reduced inequalities
Many of our clients come from at-risk populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent clients as well as those with intersecting and complex vulnerabilities. Our services help address many social determinants of health and reduce inequalities.
For more information on this Goal, visit the United Nations website – Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Based on the detailed analysis, we commit to the following actions to demonstrate Windana’s continued and measurable contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals:
- Enhanced client data collection around health and wellbeing, access to housing, reductions in rates of poverty, and access to services.
- Supporting social and economic inclusion for clients is a priority including facilitating increased social connection, access to community services, and employment.
- Establishment of a roadmap to Net Zero certification.