How we plan to make the world a better place!
As we enter a new era and a new decade, there is a growing public awareness that businesses got to do more to build a sustainable future for us all – The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the core of those initiatives which was a key topic being discussed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos at the start of the year 2020.
The SDGs are part of one of the most ambitious projects, humanity has ever taken on and we are still so far away from achieving all 17 goals in the next 10 years. They do however represent our hopes of tackling some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today.
At SAY YEY, we truly share UN’s ambitions and we try our best to do business in ways to bring us a little closer to fulfilling those goals. We set particular emphasis on:
SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being
At SAY YEY, we truly believe the saying “we are what we eat”, this is why our nougats contain up-to 50% less sugar than a traditional nougats on the market and generally contains less sugar than most of the snack bars around. We refuse to compromise on any taste and we appreciate that we all need a treat from time to time. Our nougat is the perfect tasty snack that reduces your sugar intake at no sacrifice to your satisfaction level.
SDG 10 – Reduce Inequalities
At SAY YEY, we only use Fairtrade tea, coffee and cacao beans in our products. We are conscious that the bottom 40 per cent of the population experienced a growth rate that was higher than the overall national average. However, the bottom 40 per cent also received less than 25 per cent of the overall income or consumption. This won’t do! We believe everyone deserves to be treated fairly and we will convey our belief in the way we do business with everyone.
SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
Did you know? Material footprint per capita has increased considerably as well: in 1990 some 8.1 tons of natural resources were used to satisfy a person’s need, while in 2015, almost 12 tons of resources were extracted per person. SAY YEY believes in minimum packaging and we only use recyclable labels. We ask all our customers to recycle our packaging, as our world was a heritage to us and will be our legacy for our children. It may be a small step to recycle for each of us, it will be a giant step for man-kind if we can all reduce our landfill each year.
SDG 14 – Life on Land
One of the most heart-breaking facts is that the most fundamental and irreversible human impact on nature is species extinction! SAY YEY will donate 10% of its profit from special limited edition flavours during the year to WWF. We at SAY YEY believe that we share this land with many other livings and mutual respect isn’t just between humans but also should be between all beings, none of us want to be the culprit when another animals extinct as a result of hunting / land occupying / climate changes.
We are a small company like many others, but we can’t understate the role we must play. We also ask our clients to respect and share our beliefs, to help plug the existing SDG gap. We have another 10 years to achieve these goals, it’s about time we all ACT.