Exploring Sustainable Opportunities
The City is on a journey to explore opportunities, and work with local businesses to pursue sustainability for today and tomorrow.
Sustainable business is an enterprise that has minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy - a business that strives to manage their financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities with equal importance.
These three impacts are sometimes referred to as profits, people and planet.
It is a business that "meets the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs."
We at City of Melville envisage this as an important perspective for our region, organisation and community.
We believe that sustainability is more than just reducing your impact on the environment.
It can help your business become more resilient and productive, save on costs and give you a distinct competitive advantage.
Businesses with an eye on their triple bottom line - their environmental, social and financial impacts - are able to make better decisions, compete effectively, deliver customer satisfaction, generate true value, and attract and retain staff.
We are on a journey to further explore opportunities to be sustainable and working together with our local business community to pursue sustainability for today and tomorrow.
Let us know what you think through MelvilleTalks.
- Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_business
- United Nations General Assembly (1987) Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future. Transmitted to the General Assembly as an Annex to document A/42/427 - Development and International Co-operation: Environment. Retrieved on: 2009-02-15.
- Anderson, D. R. (2006). "The critical importance of sustainability risk management." Risk Management. Vol. 53, no. 4.
- NSW Government, http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/business/sustainability.htm