In December 2019, X5 Retail Group adopted long-term sustainable development goals and a sustainability strategy. The strategy is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. While our strategy indirectly contributes to a number of the SDGs, we have chosen to focus on the four where our Company can make the biggest difference: zero hunger; decent working conditions; healthy lifestyles; and responsible consumption and use of resources.
In each of these areas, we have identified benchmarks that we aim to achieve by 2030, and have now come up with specific plans and metrics through 2023 that have been integrated into our business strategy. By pursuing these goals, X5 will also contribute to Russia's National Development Goals through 2030: preservation of the population, the health and well-being of people, decent and effective employment and successful economic activity, along with a comfortable and safe environment.