United Nations – The 17 World Goals in Delfi

This is how we work with the 17 world goals

The 17 world goals are the most ambitious global development agenda to date, focusing on sustainability and transformation. The world goals were adopted at the United Nations Summit in New York on September 25, 2015. Here, the member states adopted 17 world goals as well as 169 sub-goals for sustainable development to help solve the climate challenges of the future.

The global goals commit all 193 UN member states to create a more sustainable world by eliminating poverty and hunger, reducing inequality, ensuring good education and better health for all, decent jobs and more sustainable economic growth. That is probably the most important plan of our time.

Together we can make a difference

There is no doubt that if we have to create development and concrete results, it requires an effort from everyone. Many companies, enthusiasts and organizations in Denmark are already in the process of developping sustainable solutions based on the world goals – this also applies to Delfi Technologies, but we complete the world goals alone.

But when we set clear goals and prioritize our resources accordingly, it is possible to achieve results. It requires action from governments, multinational corporations and worldwide NGOs – but also at the micro level with city councils, small businesses and volunteers.

At Delfi Technologies, we have chosen to focus on a selection of the 17 world goals where we believe we can make a dedicated difference. Our efforts are currently covering the following world goals:

Goal 2: Stop hunger

Case: FødevareBanken – from food waste to meals
Through our collaboration with FødevareBanken and the development of a barcode solution for electronic product registration, we support the UN’s global goals, which aim to eradicate poverty, stop hunger, create less inequality, ensure responsible consumption and production and make a efforts for the climate. It is a good solution because it ties the entire logistics flow together and helps to ensure product traceability. The project stands out by creating a high level of food security in the supply chain, which contributes to less food waste in Denmark.

In 2019 alone, more than 1,350 tonnes of food were collected and distributed to the socially disadvantaged in Denmark. It turned out to be more than 3,375,000 meals and has created a reduction in CO2 emissions of 1,806 tons. (Source: https://foedevarebanken.dk/).

A collaboration with a number of food companies ensures the donation of surplus food that is registered electronically with a barcode solution. The solution itself can easily be scaled up for collaboration with several companies both nationally in Denmark, but also abroad. Food barcodes help ensure traceability.

With the barcode solution, FødevareBanken can always find out exactly where a specific batch of food has been collected and where the batch in question has been handed out. The unique thing about the solution is that it is possible to ensure traceability of goods throughout the process and react quickly if there is a need to recall a batch of food. At the same time, we work according to a “First in First Out” principle, so that the foods with the shortest shelf life are distributed first, so that the risk of spillage is constantly minimized. The solution has been developed by Delfi Technologies in collaboration with FødevareBanken.

Goal 3: Good health & well-being

Case: Better patient safety in Denmark
We are innovative in our work with hardware and software solutions for the healthcare sector. Through a collaboration with the Danish regions, we create barcode solutions that help to strengthen patient safety and facilitate work at the hospitals in the regions.

The software solution, Delfi EasyScan, is developed by Delfi Technologies and consists of barcode software, barcode scanners and wristband printers. It is a central barcode solution, which provides new technological possibilities and brings together different work functions in one solution. New barcode scanners must, among other things, help to shorten work processes and create a better overview.

In 2020, the Coronavirus really broke through. In this connection, a number of test centers were established around Denmark. Here, the test person’s health insurance card is registered using barcode scanners, which Delfi Technologies supplies to Region Zealand and the Capital Region, among other places.

The scanners are a special antibacterial model, which is particularly suitable for the healthcare system and can withstand special conditions such as extra cleaning and disinfection.

Goal 5: Gender equality

– Although the IT and tech industry has historically been very male-dominated, we are experiencing a trend in Delfi Technologies, where we see more women today – both inside the company and in the network around us. In any employment relationship, we also ensure equality between the genders, so that men and women have the same rights and opportunities, says Caroline Hagen, CMO at Delfi Technologies A/S.

Goal 8: Decent jobs and economic growth

– In our work to ensure our customers the latest technology, we also contribute with solutions that create higher productivity. We increasingly see a demand from our customers to make a technological upgrade as a tool to create economic growth, says Palle Svendsen, CEO of Delfi Technologies A/S.

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

– At Delfi Technologies, we place a high value on innovation and consider it a crucial driving force for technological development. Our most important task is to be at the forefront of development and create innovative solutions that promote our customers’ business and competitiveness, says Palle Svendsen.

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Case: Digital tool helps MENY in the fight against food waste
A key element of the UN’s 17 world goals is the fight against food waste. Sub-goal 12.3 states that by 2030, the global food waste at retail and consumer level per capita is halved and food losses in production and supply chains must be reduced.

Today, food waste is a priority area for many supermarket chains. Together with Dagrofa’s flagship chain, MENY, we use a digital tool to eliminate the risk of food waste being generated at all. At MENY, it is not just about giving away surplus food for social purposes, but to a greater extent also about changing the routines of the store staff.

Whywaste is the name of the new tool that has found its way to the country’s MENY stores, as a serious initiative in the fight against food waste and date items. As part of the Whywaste project, Delfi Technologies has been chosen as the IT supplier of handheld terminals and mobile label printers to Dagrofa.

Goal 13: Climate initiatives

Case: Jensen Seeds – increased traceability in the supply chain
Through our collaboration with Jensen Seeds, we ensure a positive impact on world goals 12 and 13.

The Danish seed company Jensen Seeds delivers more than 10,000 tonnes of seed to its customers annually. Therefore, it is crucial that there are no errors in the production and sorting of the seeds. Here arose the need for an RFID solution to track, locate and identify the process from breeder to fully automatic cleaning, sorting and packing.

Sustained investment in innovation and infrastructure is a crucial driver for economic growth and development. Here, technological development is the key to finding solutions to both economic and environmental challenges.

In the work with quality assurance, Jensen Seeds is the first seed supplier in the world to use the wireless RFID technology in its time. Today, Jensen Seeds is owned by DLF, which is a global seed company that sells seeds for feeding grass, as well as private and professional lawn grass, in more than 80 countries worldwide. Here, too, Jensen Seeds is the first mover, and many other manufacturers are therefore looking this way when it comes to inspiration for process optimization, better control and increased traceability.