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Enterprises and the SDGs

The development in the business sector is of high importance for the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Denmark. Find below a number of sustainability indicators by type of business and also reports about business and the SDGs. The indicators will currently be updated by new statistical results.

Indicators for the enterprises

Employment and financial result
Employment in the business sector by industry
Note: The results are related to target 8.5. The numbers estimates the employees plus the active owner measured in full time equivalents (FTE). The data source is enterprise statistics: www.statbank.dk/GF3
Gross value added in constant prices by industry
Note: The results are related to target 8.1. The figures show the gross value added (GVA) and are in constant prices (2010-prices). The data source is national accounts statistics www.statbank.dk/NABP19
Research and environmental production
Expenses for research and development by industry
Note: The results are related to target 9.5. The figures show the business sectors expenses for own research and development in current prices. The variable “Business activity” covers the business types N+M. The data source is research statistics www.statbank.dk/FORSK01
Employment in production of environmental goods and services by industry
Note: The results are related to more goals and targets regarding environmental change. The figures show the number of employed measured in full time equivalents (FTE) and can be compared with Employment in the business sector by type of industry. The data source is statistics on environmental goods and service sector (EGSS) www.statbank.dk/GRON2
Emission and consumption of energy
Emissions of greenhouse gasses by industry
Note: The results are related to target 9.4. The figures, recorded in CO2 equivalents, include emissions related to purchased electricity and district heating. CO2 from burning of biomass are not included. The data source are the greenhouse gas accounts www.statbank.dk/DRIVHUS2
Emissions of greenhouse gasses relative to gross value added by industry
Note: The results are related to target 9.4. The figures, recorded in CO2 equivalents, include emissions related to purchased electricity and district heating. CO2 from burning of biomass are not included. The gross value added is in constant prices. The data sources are the greenhouse gas accounts www.statbank.dk/DRIVHUS2 and the national accounts www.statbank.dk/NABP19
Gross energy consumption by industry
Note: The results are related to target 7.3. The consumption of electricity and district heating are counted as the energy content in the fuels used for production (and not the net consumption). Consequently, electricity from windmills and solar panels are not included in the figures. The data source are the energy accounts www.statbank.dk/ENE3H
Gross energy consumption related to gross value added by industry
Note: The results are related to target 7.3. The consumption of electricity and district heating are counted as the energy content in the fuels used for production and not the net consumption. Consequently, electricity from windmills and solar panels are not included in the figures. The gross value added is in constant prices. The data sources are the energy accounts www.statbank.dk/ENE3H and the national accounts www.statbank.dk/NABP19
Water consumption and waste generation
Water consumption by industry
Note: The results are related to target 6.4. The consumption covers abstracted water. The consumption in the agricultural sector varies by the annual rainfall. The data source is the water accounts www.statbank.dk/VANDRG2
Water consumption related to gross value added by industry
Note: The results are related to target 6.4. The consumption covers abstracted water. The consumption in the agricultural sector varies by the annual rainfall. The data source is the water accounts www.statbank.dk/VANDRG2 and the national accounts www.statbank.dk/NABP19
Waste generation by industry
Note: The results are related to goal 12. The quantities are not including soil. The types of waste are very different depending of type of industry. The increase for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing are affected by recording of manure for biogas as waste. The data source is the waste accounts www.statbank.dk/AFFALD
Waste generation related to gross value added by industry
Note: The results are related to goal 12. The quantities are not including soil. The types of waste are very different depending of type of industry. The increase for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing are affected by recording of manure for biogas as waste. The data source is the waste accounts www.statbank.dk/AFFALD and the national accounts www.statbank.dk/NABP19
Safety and health
Occupational accidents related to number of employment by industry
Note: The results are related to target 8.8. The figures cover accidents leading to at least three days off and are adjusted to include an estimate for under-reporting. The data source us the table in Eurostat-table Non-fatal accidents at work by NACE Rev. 2 activity and sex
Absence from work due to own sickness by sex and industry
Note: The results are related to target 8.8 and represent the situation in enterprises with at least ten employees. For industries with few employes, insecurity may be expected. The data source is www.statbank.dk/FRA022
Gender diversity and gender equal pay
Women as share of total employed by position and industry
Note: The results are related to target 8.5 and represent the situation in enterprises with at least ten employees. The results are broken down by managerial/non-managerial positions. The data source is www.statbank.dk/LONS40
Women as share of boards and management by industry
Note: The results are related to target 5.5 and covers shareholder companies, limited liability companies and entrepreneurship companies. The data source is www.statbank.dk/BEST4
Hourly earnings for women as share of earnings for men by sex, position and industry
Note: The results are related to target 8.5. The figures represent the situation in enterprises with at least ten employees. The results are broken down by managerial/non-managerial positions. The data source is www.statbank.dk/LONS40

Statistical reports and analysis

Publication on the Danish business sector and the SDGs

This publication shows the development since 2010 in the Danish business sector’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals by means of existing statistics. Following fourteen industrial groups, it gives an account of economic, environmental and social conditions.

The publication was published in January 2021

Pilot survey 2019

In 2019 Statistics Denmark asked all larger Danish enterprises about their work with the Sustainable Development Goals, including selected targets.

Read the results of the survey