IPA SDG – Goal No 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
SDG 9
Industry, innovation and infrastructure

ASCE Publishing SDG collections

ASCE Publishing’s SDG hub provides granular collections of sustainability- and SDG-related content. These collections raise the profile and discoverability of relevant research from ASCE’s vast volume of content. Five collections have been curated that address the SDGs in which ASCE publishes the greatest volume of content: Clean Water and Sanitation (6), Affordable and Clean Energy (7), Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (9), Sustainable Cities and Communities (11), Climate Action (13).

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Climate action

APEC Science Prize on Sustainability and ESG

The annual APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education, or ASPIRE, promotes scientific excellence and international collaboration among young researchers. The winner of the ASPIRE receives a USD 25,000 prize, presented by two major global scientific research publishers and SDG Compact Signatories – Elsevier and Wiley. ASPIRE provides a platform to celebrate young scientists in APEC and inspire future generations to play a role in their region to act on the Global Goals

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG9 Hub: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Industry, innovation, and infrastructure are integral players in the drive towards a sustainable future. SDG 9 encompasses the complexities and the interconnectedness of sustainable development as a whole. As a global publisher, Springer Nature is committed to SDG9 by publishing state-of-the-art content to help advance research and development in the field, and also by being an active voice, promoting an interdisciplinary evidence-based approach through this SDG9 hub.

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Climate action

PRISME (book packages bundling platform)

The French Book Chain uses a single logistics platform called Prisme where all the packages of books to be delivered to bookstores out of Paris, Belgium and in Luxembourg are gathered and sorted out. This allows bundling the flows of books to bookstores as well as returns, as therefore lowering shipping fees and contributing to a cleaner environment. It is currently used by 350 publishers/ distributors and 2500 booskellers.

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Climate action

Book Chain Project

The Book Chain Project, since 2016 has aimed to build better supply chains for books and help publishers make informed buying decisions. The Component Chemical Screening program, for instance, enables print suppliers to submit exact chemical breakdowns of each book component that can then be screened and flagged to publishers in order to substitute any components of concern.

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Climate action

Climate Neutral Publisher Logo (klimaneutralerverlag.de)

The Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, including publishing houses Droemer Knaur, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Rowohlt, S. Fisher and Argon, announced in the beginning of March 2020 that they are labelling their new books with a new green logo on climate neutrality, referring to the klimaneutralerverlag.de (climatneutralpubliser), and committing to climate neutral production and transparency in climate communication.

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

French Publishers Associaion Survey on the Environment and Manufacturing

In 2018, as evidence of their commitment to the SDGs, the French Publishers Association presented a Survey on the Environment and Manufacturing (covering the time between 2015-2018). The report concluded that French publishers have gradually adopted more eco-responsible policies throughout their supply chain – such as an increase in the purchase or use of certified or recycled paper for textbooks, for instance.

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Boîte à lire (Box to Read)

RecycLivre has launched the collaborative project Box to Read, which features an online map with the location of more than 4000 free boxes of books. In February and March 2020, they collaborated with the clothing brand Des Petits Hauts to set up book boxes in all their shops for customers to deliver or take books for free.

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Decent work and economic growth

Egmont Social Compliance Programme

In 2005, Egmont, a Danish publisher, implemented the Egmont Social Compliance Programme to ensure that all suppliers respect human rights and safeguard the salary conditions and safety of their workers. The programme includes, for instance, the mapping of manufacturers; their health and safety assessments, social audits, and their compliance to the Egmont code of conduct. The resulting information, along with a report of their CO2 emissions has been compiled into a report.

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Clean water and sanitation

Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters

‘Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters’ by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and Joanna Atherfold-Finn is published by NewSouth in Australia. It is printed and packaged without using plastic. Dry trap varnish is used on the cover rather than plastic lamination. The reverse side of the board, effectively the rough, uncoated side, gives the cover added texture. Metal straps are used to secure the book boxes on pallets. All plastic shrink-wrapping is avoided.

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Decent work and economic growth

Principles of Publishing

“Our Principles of Publishing” document prepared by TPA aims to support the publishing industry and its stakeholders to accept and apply the stated principles to achieve common nominators of more equal individuals and institutions in terms of race, color, ethnic origins, age, religion, beliefs, disability status, gender, sexual identity, and sexual orientation. It also sets the rules for professional conduct.

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Clean night delivery scheme

Within the Paris region, transportation by night in order to save costs, increase the productivity and have a positive impact on the environment by the use of silent and environment friendly vehicles.

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