What is Sustainability?
It is increasingly a vital issue for the future of the planet and for the quality of life of present and future generations.
What is sustainability? It refers to the capacity to use natural resources in a balanced and responsible manner, aiming to meet current needs without compromising the capacity of future generations to meet their own needs.
To achieve sustainability, it is necessary to adopt practices that take into account environmental preservation, social justice and economic viability.
Some measures that can be taken include reducing the consumption of natural resources, using clean and renewable energies, investing in more efficient technologies and processes, encouraging conscious production and consumption, among others.
Sustainability is an interdisciplinary concept that involves several areas of knowledge, such as economics, ecology, sociology, politics and technology.
It must be approached on a global scale, since environmental and social problems affect all countries and regions of the world.
To promote sustainability, governments, businesses, organisations and individuals must commit themselves to adopting more responsible and sustainable practices in all areas of life.
This is the only way to ensure a fairer and more balanced future for all.
Important practices and concepts
- Circular economy: is an economic model that seeks to reduce waste and pollution, keeping resources in use for as long as possible. This is done by reusing, recycling and renewing materials and products.
- Sustainable development: is a concept that seeks to reconcile economic, social and environmental development in a balanced way, ensuring that current needs are met without compromising the possibilities of future generations.
- Renewable energies: are energy sources which use inexhaustible natural resources, such as the sun, wind, water and biomass. Unlike fossil fuels, which are finite and polluting, renewable energies are clean and do not emit greenhouse gases.
- Sustainable agriculture: is a set of agricultural practices aimed at preserving natural resources, such as water and soil, and reducing the environmental impact of food production. This can be done through the use of techniques such as agroforestry, organic farming and crop rotation.
- Sustainable mobility: is a form of transport that uses renewable and less polluting resources, such as bicycles, public transport and electric cars. Furthermore, sustainable mobility encourages the shared use of vehicles, reducing the number of cars on the streets and improving the quality of life in cities.
- Conscious consumption: it is a form of consumption that takes into account the environmental, social and economic impact of products and services. It includes choosing products of greater durability quality, making rational use of natural resources, reducing waste and valuing sustainable practices.
What is sustainability?
It is a very vast and complex subject, which due to its interdisciplinary nature involves several areas and requires a change of behaviour from all of society.
It is essential that everyone does their part, adopting more responsible and sustainable practices in all areas of life.
When we talk about everyone, we are also referring to companies. Corporate sustainability is fundamental in this whole process.
We Ship4you are learning and adopting little by little the essential to be more and more a sustainable company.