Geodesic | Corporate Social Responsibility

Geodesic is Sustainability

We are committed to sustainable development and the protection of the most important natural resource: water

Water is the very origin of life. And despite that fact, it is one of the least available natural assets for large swathes of humanity.

Geodesic has the most advanced technology for water disinfection, the improvement of its quality and the conservation of these conditions without the use of chemical products and additives in the water. That is how our purpose, mission and objective are all directly tied to sustainable development.

Our innovative technology allows anyone with any relation to water to improve quality, cut consumption and reduce the use of chemicals in the overall treatment and reclaiming of water.

Sustainability, our Corporate Social Responsibility

Our commitment is to help businesses care for natural resources via the reduction and rationalization of water consumption, as well as to improve water quality through the use of our in-house technology which uses no chemical products. In doing so, we improve water quality making it apt for reuse and, at the same time, reduce the mass utilization of chemical products in the proper disinfection of water.

Our vision is in line with the UN

Geodesic has linked its vision of sustainability to the UN’s Agenda 2030 (25 September 2015) and to its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the current directive which a majority of the world’s most important businesses use for guidance.

Specifically, Geodesic focuses its commitment to sustainable development on points 6 and 12 of the UN’s SDGs: clean water and sanitation, and responsible production and consumption. Additionally, using our CSR strategy and our technology, we help industries and businesses that use water as a resource meet the UN’s SDGs.

The UN's sustainable development goals

  1. End poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and well-being
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work and economic growth
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  10. Reduced inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  17. Partnerships for the goals

Objetivos 6

Clean water and sanitation

  1. Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the world’s population, a number that will grow as a consequence of climate change.
  2. Poor availability of quality drinking water is an important problem that affects at least 1 in every 4 people on the planet.
  3. In order to guarantee universal access to safe drinking water for everyone by 2030, it will be necessary to make the appropriate investments in infrastructure, provide sanitary facilities and promote good hygiene across all levels.
  4. Furthermore, it will be fundamental to protect and recover ecosystems related to water (forests, mountains, wetlands and rivers) and to foster greater international cooperation to encourage water conservation and to support water treatment technologies in developing countries.

Figures of interest

  • Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the world’s population and it is forecast that that number will rise.
  • 663 million people still lack access to safe drinking water.
  • Each day, nearly 1,000 children die from preventable diseases related to water and sanitation.
  • 2.4 million people around the world lack access to basic sanitary services (bathrooms and latrines).
  • 80% of wastewater originating from human activity is dumped into rivers and seas without first undergoing the appropriate treatment.

Objetivo 12

Responsible production and consumption

  1. In order to achieve economic growth and sustainable development it will be necessary to urgently reduce our environmental footprint. How? By changing the way in which we use goods and resources in production and consumption. Agriculture is the #1 consumer of water in the world and irrigation accounts for nearly 70% of all the freshwater available for human consumption.
  2. The efficient management of shared natural resources and the methods we use to eliminate toxic waste and contaminants are vital to achieving this objective. It is also crucial that we call on industry, businesses and consumers to recycle and reduce waste.
  3. The consumption of a large portion of the global population is still insufficient to satisfy even their basic needs. That is why it is necessary to halve per capita food waste from retail shops and consumers and to create more efficient production and supply chains.

Figures of interest

  • Only 3% of the world’s water is potable and humans consume it faster than nature can replenish it.
  • Each year, 1.3 million tons of food are wasted while almost 2 billion people suffer from hunger or malnutrition.
  • The food industry is responsible for 22% of greenhouse gases.
  • 2 billion people around the world are overweight or obese.
  • 25% of global energy consumption comes from renewable sources.