Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Over the last 15 years, the number of childhood deaths has been cut in half. This proves that it is possible to win the fight against almost every disease. Still, we are spending an astonishing amount of money and resources on treating illnesses that are surprisingly easy to prevent. The new goal for worldwide Good Health promotes healthy lifestyles, preventive measures and modern, efficient healthcare for everyone.

Stainless steel’s contribution

Healthy people are the foundation for healthy economies. Ensuring healthy lives and wellbeing is key to building prosperous societies. While ensuring healthy lives for all requires a strong commitment, the benefits outweigh the costs. 

Stainless steel plays an important role in supporting healthy lives from its hygienic use in food and beverage industries, to sanitation systems and, critically, in the medical sector in hospitals and healthcare facilities.  

It is also used in the manufacture of advanced medicines, immunizations, medical devices and equipment.

The reason stainless steel, with its non-porous smooth finish, is used so widely to support health and well-being is because it is: 

  • Hygienic
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to sanitize and sterilize