Minimising the "environmental footprint"
The Goal of Sustainable Development in Safety
"If everybody on earth lived like today's North Americans, it would take at least two additional planet Earth's to produce the resources, absorb the wastes, and otherwise maintain life-support. Preliminary estimates show that the ecological footprint of today's consumption in food, forestry products and fossil fuels alone might already exceed global carrying capacity by roughly 30 percent."
sustainable development is an absolute prerequisite if a higher percentage of the world population is to enjoy a high standard of living without gobbling up all resources and life-support systems of our planet in a short time.
This also means an increased level of safety with respect to the production processes, the products and the usage of these products.
The recognition of the human capital, the employees, and of the customers as the major assets of a company committed to sustainability automatically results in a hightened concern about the well-being and safety of both the working environment and production processes as well as the safety of the usage of the products by the customers. Modern companies use sustainable technology and methods to make sure of the fulfillment of these criteria.