Have you considered how to contribute to reducing the amount of solid waste accumulated on land and discharged into the sea?
Do you know if your company contributes to reducing or worsening climate change? Have you adapted to the possible risks arising from it?
Do you know where the raw materials or products you use come from? Do you know under what working conditions they have been obtained?
Sustainability is at the centre of the emerging socio-economic paradigm
A sustainable socio-economic model operates within natural limits, contributes to the collective development of society and the particular benefit of all its members, and protects and regenerates the natural environment.
Ability to last over time.
An ecosystem adjusts to its environment and its parts are interconnected and in balance. It lasts as long as there are no sudden changes (volcanic eruption, earthquake, ...), thus it is sustainable.
Functioning sustainably means being aware of the environment in which we live, understanding its dependencies and relationships, and developing with minimal impact, in balance with it.
Sustainable companies work to solve real problems: they make money without harming, or even improving, the environment; they know their social and environmental dependencies, and are responsible for the impacts of their actions across the value chain, and minimize them. Companies are a force for good.
To achieve this, these companies are moving towards a system based on the imitation of natural cycles, by seeking economically viable business models with positive and shared social and environmental impacts among all stakeholders. It is about rethinking the role and business functioning. In short, it is INNOVATION
It is framed within business sustainability. It proposes a restorative industrial model powered by renewable energies, without toxic products or waste. It aims to maintain the maximum value and usefulness of products, so it is designed to achieve zero waste.
It is developed in continuous and positive cycles, which preserve and improve the natural environment, optimize the performance of natural resources and minimize the risks arising from the limitations of the system itself. (Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation). Thus, it decouples growth from consumption of natural resources and opens up endless opportunities for optimization, savings and the creation of new business models. In short, it is INNOVATION.
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When sustainability is integrated into the day-to-day management of the company, it becomes so cross-cutting that it affects aspects as diverse as reputation, relationship with stakeholders and employees, strategy, or communication.
to achieve zero waste, it is necessary to optimize operations, that is, to review and improve production, supply, transport,... of the entire value chain.
This will save water, energy and raw materials, reduce and re-value the resulting waste and improve distribution.
In short, OPERATIONAL OPTIMIZATION.
To achieve positive social and environmental impacts, business models must be rethinked and new products and services devised.
In short, INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY.
Business sustainability is about transparency and inter-entrepreneurship cooperation, with clear objectives for the common good.
This stimulates the commitment of workers with the company, promotes mutual aid and encourages communication between departments.
In short, MOTIVATION AND TALENT RETENTION.
To deal with a changing and uncertain future (scarcity of resources, climate change, economic crises, ...) and the growing legislative demands, it is necessary to identify future trends, know stakeholders’ expectations, adapt and respond positively to adverse situations.
In short, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.