Sustainability is doing business in a manner that contributes meaningfully to strong communities, to a healthy environment and to economic prosperity, now and into the future.

Successful sustainable businesses are those that embed these principles into every aspect of their business – in their long-term planning, day-to-day operations and interactions with customers, staff and suppliers. The global move towards sustainability affects all industries and economic sectors and creates many opportunities for businesses, including:

  • Creating value through market advantage
  • Driving innovation
  • Reducing costs
  • Improving productivity
  • Enhancing brand integrity and corporate reputation
  • Ensuring continued market access
Websites of interest when considering sustainability in business, include:

Ministry for the Environment   MFE Logo

Rata Certification Programme  Rata logo