For the business, conserving resources to the highest extent possible is one of the tenets of sustainability. Business core values include quality and respect, which reflect the impact the business has on planet and people.
As businesses continue to strive to be the leaders in the design, service and manufacture of high-performance products and services in their respective portfolio, it is a need of integrating sustainability in the way they do business.
Business must be committed to creating products that are highly recyclable and/or reusable; contain recycled materials to the maximum extent possible, and contain low amounts of hazardous materials and ozone depleting substances.
Recycling and reuse are core to all business’s products and manufacturing processes. In the manufacturing process, companies should run recycled materials into the molding process, shred and recycle waste material, recycle paper, and separate waste.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability efforts must align with business’s long-standing values and focus on six key pillars – Products, Operations, Quality, Safety, Ethics and People, and Philanthropy.
Focusing on these areas allow business to help protect the future and do their part in contributing to global sustainability goals, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Larger global corporations are required conducting their business with social responsibility in mind and they plan to continue and improve their efforts in the future.
There is continued demand to improve the durability and reuse of products in ways that advance the circular economy, such as designing the products to be reusable, returnable, or recyclable.
Protecting the safety, health, and welfare of workers, the most key resource for organizations, is the backbone of sustained business.