What exactly is this goal?: some parts of the world benefit from conditions of peace and good, stable and lasting governments, while other regions are plagued by continuing conflict, violence and ungovernability. Most conflicts occur in developing countries, mainly in Africa and the Middle East. To date, only 10 countries in the world are free from conflict of any kind. Corruption undermines democracy and the rule of law. It leads to the violation of human rights, and allows organized crime and terrorism to flourish. These phenomena impact more significantly on the most vulnerable groups such as women and children. To achieve peaceful and inclusive societies, which promote sustainable development, it is necessary to foster the principles of legality at international level. This means encouraging the societies that are based on transparency and good governance and that ensure respect for human rights. SDG 10 aims to promote the rule of law at national and international level, and ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, reducing corruption and creating accountable and transparent institutions. This goal also aims to put an end to all forms of violence and organized crime, promoting the participation of developing countries in global decision-making, and to facilitate laws and policies in favor of sustainable development at international level.

Corporate role: the private sector has an important role to play in achieving this SDG, incorporating the principles of transparency within its organization, avoiding any violent incidents within its supply chain, and supporting the rule of law in the countries in which it operates. Further information

How to measure the corporate contribution: some indicators to evaluate corporate actions include: the percentage of how many of the security personnel have been trained on human rights; the number of cases of corruption investigated and the measures taken in consequence and/or as a preventive measure; and the adoption of a system of values, principles, norms and rules of conduct at the organizational level.