Develop Workplace Policy and Procedures for Sustainability

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DIPLOMA OF MANAGEMENT Assignment 4 – Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainibility Student: Assessment Stream B 1.Write a 1500 word (3 normal pages) paper explain what developing policy and procedures for sustainability means in the context of your organisation and how it contributes to organisational success “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.” ₁ A sustainable business, or green business, is an enterprise that has no negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. A successful sustainable business should meet the following 4 criteria; 1) It should incorporate principles of sustainability into all of its important business decisions 2) It should provide environmentally friendly products and services which replace products that may be using valuable environmental resources and services which are non eco friendly. 3) It strives to be “greener“ than its competitors. 4) It has made an enduring commitment to environmental principles in its business operations and has a sustainability policy. It has been shown that sustainable businesses are more profitable than companies that don’t take sustainability into their business decisions. Modern investors are also more likely to invest in companies that show a commitment to the environment and have lower carbon footprints. My employer, Coffs Harbour

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