SDG 10 – Reduced inequalities
Only by working together can we eliminate inequalities. Goal 10 seeks to achieve a world in which all ethnicities and cultures are celebrated. Every person has the opportunity to realize their own potential and thus make a contribution to shared prosperity.
This SDG aims at ending discriminating laws, policies and practices, implementing well-managed migration policies and including developing countries in the decision-making processes regarding global issues.
What we’re doing
Equal opportunity and diversity are core components of our company culture. In recent years, we have been a part of the “Divörsity” project, which was formed on the occasion of diversity days in Austria. The goal of this initiative is to motivate companies and organizations from all areas of the country to make a statement for an appreciation of diversity through a variety of measures and activities. The individual projects by the respective participating companies were collected and then shared online. Thus, the project created a beautiful collective calling attention to the importance of diversity, while simultaneously showing why it is essential that everyone is accepted for who he or she is. In 2020, we expanded this series to include the motto: success stories are always written together. Because success is about so much more than just the hours of work invested in it, our team presented itself from a completely different perspective—a very personal one. Vienna in their eyes. Their favourite places, hobbies, music, restaurant tips—nothing was off-limits.
SDG 10 comes to life in room 401. Here it was our goal to put on display how inequality continues to affect the world. Reduced inequalities also applies to people with special needs. That’s why the bath in this room was truly renovated in accordance with every standard. The sign behind the toilet always draws attention to the fact that we need to end inequality. Our lamps next to the bed cast light on the fact that that is not always the case. These feature lampshades with burlap coffee bags that once held Fairtrade coffee. The one lampshade that stands out points out the many inequalities. The standing lamp was made with an old gas pump from a southern country and the lampshade stems from a furniture store in the north. We also hope to illuminate these contrasts with the desk chair, which has high-quality material in the cushion and a backrest out of “woven” plastic. A world of extremes, as is typically the case in the world’s southern countries. The wardrobe points out that fortunately not every country is the same and that diversity can be very inspirational. By slapping little sticker wherever we found some space, the inside of the wardrobe became a nod to personal memories of our owner Michaela Reitterer. And since we take upcycling seriously, we used the suitcase cover, cushions and headboard from the old room 205.