Shaping Sustainability on the Company Level 2001-01-3720
This paper deals with the development of environmental protection in enterprises from End-of-Pipe - Technologies through Cleaner Production and Eco-Efficiency to Sustainability. The developments required relate to the resources, the technologies, the products and services, the transport as and services, the transport as well as the integration of the commercial activity into the natural and socio-economic environments.
The “Sustainable Enterprise” does not have a specific appearance or a defined “state”, but it follows some clearly defined rules. There are six dimensions where activities can be allocated.
Sustainable Development is an opportunity for that companies who decide to be among the first. This is true within any sector of industry or service, being of more importance for those who depend on large amounts of material and energy amounts of material and energy resources or that who give great impact to the natural or social environment.