Recruit for Spouses – Playing Their Part in Planet-Changing Objectives

The independent social enterprise, Recruit for Spouses Limited (RFS), have today launched their Good Life Goals Manifesto.

These are a set of actions that RFS and its employees have pledged to undertake in order to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.In 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development launched a process to develop a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

These goals address all three dimensions of sustainable development and the global challenges we face; the environment, economic and social.  There are 17 SDGs and they are all interlinked with each other, and as important as the next

From the SDGs, the Good Life Goals were established. These are a set of personal actions that everyone (businesses and individuals) around the World can take to support the SDGs. They are relevant, achievable and aspirational.

As an independent social enterprise, RFS is committed to playing its part in the Good Life Goals thereby contributing towards the huge planet-changing objectives that sit at the heart of the SDG agenda.

Speaking of the launch, Founder and CEO Heledd Kendrick says “RFS is a community focused business and that community extends further than the military spouses we support. By pledging to the Good Life Goals, we make assurances to our stakeholders that we have the best of intentions across everything we do. We are a small cog in a wheel that can make sweeping changes to the sustainability of the World we live in. Now, more than ever, we need to embrace these changes and I urge other businesses to follow suit.”

RFS’ Good Life Goals will reach across all aspects of their business. From their own internal code of conduct, to their marketing strategy, business partner relationships and continued tireless campaigning on behalf of the military spouse community. Of the 17 GLGs, RFS have adopted 5 that feature strongly in their future plans for development and growth as businesses and as individuals. These goals are laid out in our manifesto which can be viewed here.

About Recruit for Spouses

Recruit for Spouses is an independent social enterprise dedicated to supporting, championing and finding gainful employment for an untapped talent pool of spouses and partners to members of our Armed Forces. We work to overcome outdated perceptions about mobility and suitability and provide the tools for spouses to return to the workplace and excel in their chosen path.

Within the RFS family, we have a Career Academy CiC which aids you in the preparation for your journey back into work. We provide free to access training courses such as a Digital Workshop with Mike Alpha and Facebook, and insight days which provide a number of workshops designed to build confidence, provide advice and help with direction. In addition, together with our partners, we offer free mentoring and coaching programmes, toolkits for CVs and personal branding.

These free to use resources help people to focus on what they want to achieve and increase their confidence in going out to get it. 

About the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that they are achieved by 2030. For more information, click here.

About the Good Life Goals 

The Good Life Goals represent an effort to answer the question ‘what can we do to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?’ and help a global audience to recognize the vital role of individual action in achieving the SDGs. The Good Life Goals lay out 85 ways anyone can contribute towards the huge, planet-changing objectives that sit at the heart of the SDG agenda. 

The Goals have been shaped through a multi-stakeholder collaboration between Futerra, the 10 YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education program, co-led by the governments of Sweden and Japan represented by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), as well as UN Environment, UNESCO and WBCSD. For more information click here.