Sustainability: from green attitude to business necessity
Sustainability is by no means a new term, but it has become noticeably more important in the recent past. Today, numerous challenges of our time are considered in the context of sustainability - not only with regard to climate change. For example, sustainable action also takes into account environmental and health protection as well as social and economic justice. In general, the aim is to meet the needs of today without restricting the livelihood of future generations. Companies in particular play a key role here, as they are important linchpins of our social structure. Sustainable companies try to prevent or at least minimize the negative impact of their own business practices on society and the environment. But what does that mean in concrete terms?
Sustainability as a component of corporate responsibility
Corporate social responsibility, or CSR for short, has long since become a key concept in business ethics. The idea of this approach also includes corporate sustainability. And top management has also long recognized the importance of sustainability - this is particularly true of climate change. According to a recent study, 60 percent of German managers are convinced that climate change will have a major or even very major impact on their own company. This puts it among the top three priorities of German board members. It is therefore hardly surprising that around three out of four companies worldwide have increased their investments in their own sustainability in 2022 - some by as much as 20 percent. Sustainability is no longer a green fable or an economic luxury - on the contrary, it can optimize operational processes and save valuable resources. It improves reputation and market attractiveness and thus strengthens the future viability of one's own company. And customers and employees are also paying increasing attention to companies' sustainability strategies. Sustainability is thus increasingly becoming a business necessity. But how can companies improve their own sustainability?
Sustainability strategy: Simple measures with a big impact
Sustainability concerns every company. A sustainability strategy does not have to be a Herculean task: Just a few concrete measures can make a big difference. Switching to green electricity and an electric vehicle fleet, giving preference to regional or certified suppliers, and supporting your own employees in switching to public transportation or bicycles are just a few of the many ways to get your own sustainability off the ground. Raise awareness among your employees and managers for a conscious use of resources and provide practical tips on how this can be integrated into everyday working life. With the Security Island e-learning series on sustainability, you lay the foundation for more sustainability. With the help of realistic case studies and interactive training elements, the topic of sustainability becomes tangible in all its facets.
Train your employees
15 - 20 Min.
Corporate Social Responsibility
CSR explained simply and in practice - here you will find important information
Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs
Learn about and implement the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Corporate Sustainability - Basics
Learn all the important basics about sustainability.
Sustainability strategy for companies
From development to implementation: sustainability strategies in companies.