Copel and the SDG

The Sustainable Development Goals, the SDG, are part of the 2030 Agenda – Transforming Our World. These are 17  goals to be met between 2015 to 2030. A plan of action for eradicating poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring people reach peace and prosperity.

Since 2012, in the Rio+20 Conference, the United Nations have been working with governments, civil society and other partners for taking advantage of the leverage generated by the Millennium Development Goals – MDG (2000 to 2015 Agenda) and taking a post-2015 development agenda forward, a much more ambitious one. In September 2015 the 193 Member States of the United Nations (UN) adopted the new 2030 Agenda.


Companies are vital partners in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals  and they can contribute through their main activities, assessing their impact, setting audacious goals and communicating their results in a transparent manner


Copel considers the SDG to be a great opportunity to showcase its position relative to sustainable development in line with its value-adding strategy.

On March 8, 2016, signed the Document of Adhesion to the We Can Paraná Movement, confirming its participation in the work toward meeting the SDG. This work group, formed by several institutions and companies, determined 9 commitments that shall unfold into goals, projects and actions toward conquering the 17 SDG.

SDG in the Electricity Industry

Copel is a signatory of the UN Global Compact, whose objective is joining efforts of countries, companies, institutions and civil society in the pursuit of sustainable development, with a comprehensive agenda relative to ESG principles (Environmental, Social and Governance).

The Brazil Network of the UN Global Compact has assessed the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development goals (SDG) by companies in the electricity industry. The Energy & Climate Work Group launched, in 2018, the publication “Integration of the SDG in the Brazilian Electricity Industry (SEB)”. In conjunction with the University of São Paulo – USP, the project assessed how companies in the industry incorporate the SDG in their strategies and operations.

Prioritized SDG at Copel

Copel prioritized in its business the most relevant SDG to companies in the electricity industry, namely:

  • SDG 4 – Quality Education
  • SDG 7 – Clean and Accessible Energy;
  • SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth;
  • SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure;
  • SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities;
  • SDG 13 – Action against Global Climate Change.

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Sustainable Development Goals