The term â€˜Sustainable Developmentâ€™ became popular following the Rio Summit in 1992 when world leaders came together to discuss what action could be taken to protect the earthâ€™s resources and ensure that environmental issues were integrated into decision making, alongside financial and social concerns.
Today the term has been shortened to â€˜Sustainabilityâ€™ which has now evolved into the buzz word of the 21st century. It is a term that is frequently heard, especially within the media, but little understood. In essence it means the consideration of people, profit and planet in a holistic way.
One definition is “not cheating on our children”.
In business terms embracing â€˜sustainabilityâ€™ can be demonstrated through ethical trading, including a greater social conscience or becoming a â€˜learning businessâ€™ through the integration of social and environmental issues into your main stream business management model.
Many organisations start by building on their environmental management system to incorporate more sustainable practices.
A sustainability audit through P Stanley Associates Ltd will enable a benchmark to be determined for your organisation, and help identify additional ways that your business can become more â€˜sustainableâ€™.
P Stanley Associates Ltd can provide ideas and a strategy to grow your organisation through more sustainable practices.