Sustainable development

What is sustainable development? And how do standards like ISO 26000 support it?

What is sustainable development?

Sustainable development focuses on balancing our human need for technology and economic progress on the one hand, and protecting our environment on the other.

Sustainable development thus meets our contemporary needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

In other words, sustainable development involves an ideal balance between different interests. All developments that contribute technologically, economically, ecologically, politically or socially to a healthy earth - with prosperous inhabitants and functioning ecosystems - are sustainable.

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