Sustainability and sustainable development
Companies, as large consumers of resources and generators of goods and services, clearly play a crucial role, in the world economic scenario, given our socio-environmental reality. In order to better define this role, the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development were created.
The sustainability concept was established by the Brundtland Report, published in 1987 by the World Commission on Environment and Development, created by the United Nations to assess critical issues regarding the environment and propose agreements involving international cooperation. The report is based on three basic dimensions - economic, social and environmental, all complementary and equally relevant.
The challenge is to find a balance between the pursuit of financial rewards and the resulting impact on society and the environment, ensuring the survival of companies and the continuity of their businesses, while at the same time contributing to social development and environmental preservation.