Experience of CAIER with the use of SDGs was reviewed at the UN

Aselle Tasmagambetova, ecologist, founder of CAIER took part in the conference "Sustainable Business in Kazakhstan," organized by the UN country team in Kazakhstan.

The event, which was attended by leading representatives of the business community, UN partners and members of the Global Compact, representatives of government agencies, representatives of the UN Country Team in Kazakhstan, took place in Almaty on April 5.

Experts studied options for sustainable business practices in Kazakhstan, discussed forms of business cooperation with the UN, including by joining the Global Compact.

The event was divided into several blocks: in the first part of the conference, UN international experts spoke about the benefits of participating in the Global Compact.

Aselle Tasmagambetova took part in the session "The Role of Business in Sustainable Development," where she spoke about the successful experience of CAIER in accordance with the UN SDGs.

"For 10 years, the Institute has been consistently implementing projects complying with the principles of the SDGs.

It is worth pointing out that the practice shows that the compliance of the SDGs in business is currently becoming beneficial to entrepreneurs. For example, for many mining and refining companies, the problem of waste processing is acute, which implies the need to develop R&D laboratory.

CAIER, having its own R&D laboratory, has developed a technology for producing building materials from oil contaminated soils. The use of this technology corresponds to SDGs 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), in which Kazakhstan this year shows an increase in indicators", - noted the founder of CAIER in her speech.

Aselle Tasmagambetova also said that one of the key projects of CAIER, which has been carried out for many years together with the largest international scientists, is a project to preserve the Caspian seal, a unique animal that is a marker of the entire marine ecosystem of the Caspian. Protection of the Caspian seal complies with Goal 14 of SDGs "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development".

In addition, the Institute was one of the first in Kazakhstan to begin construction of buildings that meet the international environmental standard (LEED). Alternative energy sources are actively used at the Institute itself, and a large-scale project "rainwater" has been launched.

Following a systemic development strategy in line with international standards, CAIER became a party of the UN Global Compact in December 2022.