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But you may be wondering, what are the UN Global Goals?
“In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals (officially known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). It’s now five years on, and we have more work than ever to do. These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.” – Read more at globalgoals.org
The great news is that everyone can contribute to making sure the Global Goals are met and all individuals and businesses have a fantastic opportunity to spread the word and have an impact.
At TUS we have chosen to support goals that are specifically aligned to our business:
Goal 3 – Good Health & Well Being and Goal 13 – Climate Action
Within this goal we have partnered with the mental health charity Mind and we are donating a percentage of our monthly profits to help support their amazing work.
According to recent research carried out by Ironmongery Direct and Mind, 50% of plumbers (our customers!) suffer with mental health issues primarily driven by work related issues.
While the factors behind each individual case are varied, the research found that 38% of respondents said money worries were the primary concern and 30% cited tensions with suppliers as their main reason.
Tragically, 454 UK tradespeople take their own lives every year (1) due to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
We are committed to tackling the issues surrounding mental health and raising awareness among our community of heating installers and trade customers around the UK. In addition, by supporting the incredible work carried out by Mind, we hope to play a part in helping others around the UK struggling with mental health issues.
Within this goal we are supporting The Climate Coalition and we are donating a percentage of our monthly profits to help with the brilliant work they do to address the UK’s climate change issues.
The heating industry has been heavily reliant on fossil fuels for decades and heating accounts for around 30% of household emissions in the UK. The increase in demand for low carbon renewable and sustainable heating systems such as heat pumps and underfloor heating in favour of fossil fuel gas boilers and radiators is encouraging and this upward trend is predicted to continue throughout the 2020’s.
However, there is much more to be done in promoting the environmental and commercial benefits of underfloor heating and heat pump systems to property developers, heating installers and consumers and TUS is committed to using it’s platform within the industry to drive positive change. In order to help more heating installers learn more about underfloor heating and renewables products, TUS regularly holds free events and training courses along with the support of our suppliers, manufacturers and other partners.
In addition, we are committed to take action to reduce our own impact as a business and also raise awareness within our community when and where we can.