Sustainable Developement Goals

The CVC is fully committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This page is updated on a regular basis so as to include the different targets and indicators used to measure the advances obtained.

In order to have an in-depth description of all the targets and indicators of the SDG, please visit:



SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing


SDG 4: Quality of Education


SDG 5: Gender Equality

  • TARGET 5.4: Value unpaid care and promote shared domestic responsibilities: 
    The CVC is facilitating flexible timetables for employees men and women, so that they can take care of house responsibilities, particularly in the event of new births.

    • SDG Indicator 5.4.1: Time spent on unpaid domestic and care work.
      - To be filled by the end of 2019
  • TARGET 5.5: Ensure full participation in leadership and decision-making:
    The CVC ensures women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership.

    • SDG Indicator 5.5.2: Number of women in managerial positions
      - There are 4 women as Principal Investigators (PI) in the CVC, representing 20% of all the PIs. 

      - Although the current percentage of women in Computer Science and Engineering degrees is about 3%, the total percentage of women researchers at the PhD level at CVC is ~25% of all PhD staff. 
  • TARGET 5.C: Adopt and strengthen policies and enforceable legislation for gender equality:
    The CVC has developed its own strategy for equality of opportunities.


SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth


SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities


SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption

  • TARGET 12.5: Substantially reduce waste generation 
    The CVC has a policy for reducing the use of contaminating materials and a proactive attitude to recycling plastic items.

    • SDG Indicator 12.5.1: Recycling rates
      - Plastics: We are focusing on 3 specific items: Plastic dishes, plastic glasses and plastic coffee stirrers. Our aim is to have zero plastic dishes, glasses and stirrers by 2020.
      - Paper: We are collecting for recycling 100% of the paper and cardboard no longer needed.
      - Printer Toner: We are collecting for recycling 100% of the toner cartridges used in our laser printers.
      - Computers and electronic components: We are collecting for recycling 100% of all the computers and electronic components once they are no longer needed.
  • TARGET 12.6: Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and sustainable reporting
    The CVC is committed to having an operational reporting on the SDGs.

    • SDG Indicator 12.6.1: Companies publishing sustainability reports
      - The CVC created the SDGs web page in Q4 2018, with up-to-date information regarding the challenges and evolution of the achievements.

SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals