what3words has been recognised as businesses that is demonstrating a positive impact against one or more of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000, the MDGs are, to date, the most broadly supported, comprehensive and specific development goals in the world, and have been built upon by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) taking their place at the start of this year. Businesses are a key enabler of global development, be this through helping achievement the MDGs or future contribution to the SDGs. The Unilever Global Development Award identifies those businesses that are demonstrating a positive impact on global development.