Business and Management

Small Steps To Big Sustainability

The resources available on our planet are finite and our need for them, infinite. Today, despite scattered attempts at sustainability, we continue to by and large use what's left of the earth's natural resources as if there was no tomorrow. Organizations are playing their part in the sustainability programs you can also visit to join the movement.

The most intelligent minds in the world are engaged in engineers, producing and selling products and services in our increasingly globalized world, forgetting that the 'globe' represented in this world is in dire need of rehabilitation.

Today, the climate change crisis and the looming issue of good, safe usable water coupled with our unsustainable city life is posing one of the largest problems to our continued take-and-not-give policy with the earth.

Recent research has shown that among the top 100 entities the world over, 51 are corporations. If we are to meet the needs of humanity while taking care of the needs of the planet that serves it, it is clear that corporations need to lead the way with sustainable initiatives.

Here are few simple sustainable initiatives that corporations can promote and work on, to enable a world that goes beyond supply and demand, to incorporate lasting sustainability.

Businesses need to enable customer stewardship by providing products and services that allow them to become greener. Businesses will need to increasingly create products and services that are energy efficient and that enable greenhouse gas reductions.

Striving towards a paperless office, water, and energy management, and the establishment of sustainability advisory are great ways of leading by example.

Collaborating with suppliers to help them become more sustainable is another way to engage with a more inclusive sustainability program.