What is a sustainable organization?
A sustainable organization is an organization that is doing the best they can to have a positive impact on all three dimensions of the triple bottom line: people, planet & profit. A sustainable organization takes all costs into account: pressure on their employees, impact on the environment, well-being of all their stakeholders – clients, employees and society.
Decision-making within a sustainable organization is balanced. We know that being a profitable organization is the basis for organizational existence. However, sustainable organizations are motivated by their purpose. It stands for something bigger than their products and services. It goes beyond creating profit. It is doing business for good.