What Does it Mean to Buy Something Sustainable?

  • 2017-02-17
  • The Guardian

Not that long ago, sparing a thought for how your business affected the environment was considered little more than a hindrance to healthy profits.

But since the later part of last century, taking a sustainable approach in business, government and organisations has become indispensable.

“Decades ago, the early birds who valued sustainability were the so-called alternative lifestylers, because they were in the minority,” says Australian sustainability expert Howard Nielsen, from NACC Sustainability People.

However, in the past five to 10 years it has become clear that doing business while adhering to environmentally sustainable practices can benefit everyone from the business or organisation itself to their employees, consumers, communities and the planet.