Synergia adheres to the Global Compact and joins the Ambition 2030 Program for the SDGs

Posted in: 08/30/2022

Synergia officially adhered to the UN Global Compact and joined the Ambition for the SDGs Program , of the same entity.

In September 2021, the company took two important decisions towards its vocation, which is the positive transformation of society , through its business activities. From these decisions, important goals and commitments emerged.

By joining the UN Global Compact , Synergia committed to conducting its operations respecting the 10 universal principles defined by the United Nations, which respond to four urgent issues for societies: human rights, environment, labor and the fight against corruption .

The 10 universal principles to which the Global Compact signatory companies, including Synergia, are committed are:   

  1. Support and respect the protection of internationally recognized human rights.
  2. Ensure your non-participation in violations of these rights.
  3. Support freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
  4. The elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour.
  5. The effective abolition of child labor.
  6. Eliminate employment discrimination.
  7. Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  8. Develop initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
  9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  10. Combat corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

With these principles as guiding principles, world leaders and civil society representatives gathered to develop an action plan that could guide governments, companies and societies towards a more sustainable and inclusive world. This plan was launched in 2015, entitled the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and consists of 17 goals, which came to be known as the 17 SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals .

Global Compact and the Ambition Program for the SDGs: goals and commitments

The UN Global Compact, aiming to help companies define goals and commitments that meet the SDGs, developed the Ambition for the SDGs Program , a program that aims to challenge and support participating companies to establish which SDGs are adherent to their businesses .

Joining the Ambition for the SDGs Program was crucial for deepening the knowledge of Synergia’s teams in each of the objectives, studying the best practices and, thus, defining ambitious goals that adhere to the company’s reality.

For a few months, Synergia exhaustively discussed each of the SDGs, assessing the level of impact it could achieve in each of them. Finally, SDG 5 , which deals with “ Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls ” was chosen.

But this choice, in itself, did not represent an audacious challenge , as Synergia lives in a positive scenario in terms of gender. For this reason, the company incorporated the racial issue , making the target by 2030 even bolder.

Synergia adheres to the Global Compact - Synergia's goals in the Ambition Program

Why did we choose SDG 5 and the racial issue?

At Synergia, gender equality has been a reality for some years now. The company started 2022 with 58 % of its professional staff being women . This predominance is also reflected in leadership positions, where 59% of women occupy coordination and supervision positions and 61% in senior management (management and directors).

Synergia adheres to the Global Compact - SDG 5

As for the racial issue, the company still has a way to go. In the first quarter of 2022, 48% of self-declared black or brown employees made up the professional staff. The percentage in management positions (coordination and supervision) was 24%, and in senior management only 11%.

The choice for SDG 5 with the incorporation of the racial issue also took into account one of Synergia’s strategic planning guidelines for this year, which is: ‘ guarantee the diversity of employees at all levels and areas of the company’s activities, whether strategic, tactical or operational ‘.

In addition to SDG 5, Synergia’s action plan also considers other SDGs that are interrelated both with sustainability goals and commitments and with its performance as a socio-environmental consultancy . Are they:

  • SDG 1: Eradication of Poverty;
  • SDG 4: Quality Education;
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth;
  • SDG 10: Reduce inequality;
  • SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Effective Institutions.

Global Compact and the 2nd Meeting with CEOs: Ambition for the SDGs for the Decade of Action

Following the actions proposed by the Global Compact, Synergia was present, on August 18, at the “ 2nd Meeting with CEOs: Ambition for the SDGs for the Decade of Action ”. At the event, Maria Albuquerque , founder and CEO of Synergia, publicly disclosed the commitments undertaken by the company.

Watch Synergia’s participation in the 2nd Meeting with CEOs: Ambition for the SDGs for the Decade of Action.

Maria also highlighted the need for affirmative action within companies, and emphasized the importance of engaging senior leaders to achieve the SDGs.

The importance of the Sustainable Development Goals

Check out the 17 SDGs that seek to eradicate extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and contain climate change.


SDG1 - Eradication of poverty End poverty in all its forms, everywhere
SDG 2 - Zero hunger and sustainable agriculture End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
SDG3 - Health and Well-Being Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all people at all ages
SDG4 - Quality education Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all people


SDG5 - Gender Equality Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


SDG6 - Drinking water and sanitation Ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all people
SDG7 - Clean and affordable energy Ensure reliable, sustainable, modern and affordable access to energy for all people
SDG8 - Decent work and economic growth Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all people
SDG9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation
SDG10 - Reduction of inequalities Reduce inequality within and between countries
SDG11 - Sustainable cities and communities Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
SDG12 - Responsible consumption and production Ensuring sustainable production and consumption patterns
SDG13 - Action against global climate change Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG14 - Life in the water Conserve and promote sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development


SDG15 - Life on Earth Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss


SDG16 - Peace, Justice and Effective Institutions Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all people and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
SDG17 - Partnerships and means of implementation Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development



SDG1 – No poverty
SDG5 – Gender equality
SDG4 – Quality education
SDG8 – Decent work and economic growth
SDG10 – Reduced inequalities
SDG16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions

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