What Is Sustainable Production?
Sustainable Production is the creation of goods and services using processes and systems that are:
- Conserving of energy and natural resources
- Economically viable
- Safe and healthful for workers, communities, and consumers
- Socially and creatively rewarding for all working people
If production is sustainable, then the environment, employees, communities, and organizations—all benefit. These conditions can lead, always in the long term, and often in the short term, to more economically viable and productive enterprises.
The conceptual spark of sustainable production lies in valuing longer-term consequences and benefits over short-term profits. Organizations can thrive by investing in well-designed safer products, resource efficient technologies and processes, and trained and empowered employees.
With today’s public concern about global climate change and efforts to green cities and towns, the benefits of sustainable production are even clearer.