In business, sustainability refers to doing business without negatively impacting the environment, community, or society.
Sustainability in business generally addresses two main categories:
The effect business has on the environment
The effect business has on society
The goal of a sustainable business strategy is to make a positive impact on at least one of those areas. When companies fail to assume responsibility, the opposite can happen, leading to issues like environmental degradation, inequality, and social injustice.
Many successful organizations participate in sustainable business practices; however, no two strategies are the same.
Sustainable business strategies are unique to each organization as they tie into larger business goals and organizational values. Below are a few examples of what sustainability in business can look like.
Engaging employees through a green team
Using sustainable materials (in the manufacturing process)
Optimizing supply chain to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Relying on renewable energy sources to power facilities
Sponsoring education funds for youth in the local community
Make it a year-round effort, not just one day or month.
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