What is Sustainability?
In Laymen’s Term - In the simplest way, Sustainability is an "ability to Sustain"
Sustainability is based on a simple principle, that everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.
Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.
Sustainability in India
In India the concept of sustainability has started picking up the spike, the basic reasons for this have been based on the learning from various examples in India and across
For example Coca Cola faced a major problem with it's unit in Palamchimada, India where the livelihood of the villages came under scanner and people agitation was obvious. This has resulted Coca Cola to think about Sustainability in India.
In India the major focus in sustainability is on
- Energy Efficiency
- Specific Energy Consumption
- Water Management
- Waste Management
- Green Building
The sustainability will come into it's realms once the focus shifts to sustainable life cycle, life cycle analysis of products, carbon foot printing, and sustainable supply chain management. This will enable the complete process of production for an organization sustainable. Including it's internal processes, it's vendors as well as the customers.
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