What is Sustainability and why is it important

Sustainability covers a broad area from environmental scientific disciplines to social sciences, politics and even philosophy. Sustainability is about balancing natural systems by bridging science with the technology of the future. Our challange is to end poverty and hunger, increase social equality and education while keeping economic growth and environmental resource consumption on a sustainable level.

“In 2005, the World Summit on Social Development identified three core areas that contribute to the philosophy and social science of sustainable development. These “pillars” in many national standards and certification schemes, form the backbone of tackling the core areas that the world now faces.” (Source: Environmentalscience.org)

The three pillars of sustainability are:

  • Economic Development
  • Social Development
  • Environmental Protection

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Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM)