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UCAM and the Spanish Olympic Committee, united by the Sustainable Development Goals

UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia collaborates with the Spanish Olympic Committee in complying with the SDG of ‘Quality Education’ and ‘Good Health and Well-Being’ of the 2030 Agenda<br /> <br /> &nbsp;

UCAM and the Spanish Olympic Committee, united by the Sustainable Development Goals
Saúl Craviotto, Pablo Rosique, Sandra Sánchez and Marta Isabel García, representation of the UCAM at the Sustainability Congress of the Spanish Olympic Committee

Mon, 25/11/2019 - 12:52

The headquarters of the Spanish Olympic Committee was the scene of the Sustainability Congress with which the highest body of Spanish Olympic movement aims to show its commitment to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia is one of the key partners of the Spanish Olympic Committee, also with regard to all the work related to Corporate Social Responsibility, especially concerning ‘Quality Education’ and ‘Good Health and Well-Being’.  For this reason, UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia participated with two of its main athletes, Saúl Craviotto (canoeing) and Sandra Sánchez (karate), and Marta Isabel García, representing the Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility of UCAM.

The athletes, due to their influence on society, made the commitment to become ‘ambassadors’ of the SDG and both wanted to do their bit from their own experience as athletes. Craviotto wanted to stress the care for the environment: “I train in the Trasona reservoir, which is beautiful and it seems that there is no pollution there, but if you get close to the shores you see plastic bags and containers. It is a shame that we do not take care of these natural treasures. I try not to pollute my environment and to pick up the rubbish I find when I train. These are small gestures that we should all do”.

Sandra Sánchez focused on equality: “When I started karate we were only two girls. At that moment I did not attach importance to this and over time I became aware that there are very few of us. I have been lucky enough to be an image of women’s sports and to encourage girls and their families to switch gears so that we do not have to talk about women’s sports and men’s sports”.

On behalf of the International Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility of UCAM, Marta Isabel García stressed that “we work with the Spanish Olympic Committee on the goals of ‘Quality Education’ and ‘Good Health and Well-Being’. We are the University of Sports and we highly specialise in Health Sciences. But we go further because UCAM is deeply committed to society, rooted in the principles transmitted by our president, José Luis Mendoza, based on supporting those who are vulnerable or socially excluded”.