In the context of International Day for Biological Diversity, held on 22 May, it is important to recall that biodiversity is the basis of our way of life. Biodiversity provides us with health, water, food, fuel and the vital resources on which our existence depends, as indicated in the Convention on Biological Diversity.
At some point of their value chain, most companies depend directly or indirectly on ecosystems and the services that they provide. This relationship is much closer in water cycle management companies.
For those of you fortunate enough to already be on holiday, there is nothing better than a good alphabet soup to lazily enjoy a well-deserved break. I don’t, of course, want to contribute to the terminological debate which accompanied corporate social responsibility when the term first arose and which has undoubtedly hampered its path to stardom.
In any serious company, business sustainability is not limited to the issues of the environmental impact that the company’s activities produce, or to exercising corporate social responsibility, but rather it is integrated as a fundamental part of the structure of the organization’s code of ethics.