All sectors are concerned about sustainable development: agriculture, industry, housing, family organisations, as well as service industries (finance, tourism, education, health, etc.).
Simply put, sustainable development is a
method of development that aims to produce wealth, whilst at the same time
reducing damage to the environment.
It is also based on new universal values (responsibility, ecological awareness, risk-based thinking and debate) and can be addressed in two ways:
• Time - we have the right to use the resources of the earth, but the duty to secure its sustainability for future generations
• Space – every human being has the right to the natural resources of the earth.
A key to success is the integration of sustainable development into the
management system: major challenges can only be overcome if the economic,
social and environmental needs of all stakeholders along the entire global
value chain are met.
ProCert can support organisations with specific standards such as ISO 14001, Ecocook, Sustainable Enterprise Label and ISO 20121: 2012.