Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social—also known informally as profits, planet, and people.
The United Nations have defined a roadmap of actions that can be taken at all level of society. These are synthetised in the following 17 sustainable goals
Corporate Social Responsibility is a corporate initiative to assess and take responsibility for the company’s effects on the environment and impact on social welfare. It can involve incurring short-term costs that do not provide an immediate financial benefit to the company, but instead promote positive social and environmental change. This corporate self-regulation is integrated into the entity’s business model.
Sustainability is an important tool in creating a corporate image and reputation but also in reducing costs and generating revenues in the long run. If this is something your business needs to implement, speak to our team of experts for bespoke sustainability advice.