You are being bombarded with it these days: ‘Sustainability this and sustainability that.’ But what is the actual definition of sustainable?
The first Tuesday in September is known as ‘Sustainable Tuesday’, or Duurzame Dinsdag in Dutch. On this day there is a focus on sustainable ideas. This is the day the Dutch government will receive their ‘Sustainable Tuesday Briefcase. This briefcase contains ideas for future policies. A good reason for us to take a closer look at the word and share our definition with you all.
We as a society must become more sustainable. Companies must become more sustainable. We are literally going to feel it in our wallets if we don’t. Since the energy prices have been increasing drastically, the need to think about a greener future has become even greater.
The definition of sustainability:
Over the years, the word sustainability has undergone a language development. The meaning of the word has changed. In 1914, sustainability was defined as: ‘Suitable, destined to last’. Something that could last a long time.
In 2016, NOS used the word sustainable in combination with food. At the time, they weren’t talking about food that lasts a long time, but about food that was produced in a way that protects the environment. Nowadays, the word sustainable no longer means ‘long lasting’.
What is the definition of sustainable according to TBR Solutions?
“We see sustainability as investing in a greener and more future-proof industry.”
Don’t just let the energy you use to heat water go out into the air. Exchange the heat from the water with the cold incoming water. Reuse the water by filtering it.
Our dream when it comes to a sustainable future: Make sure you use water and energy efficiently and dare to think about the future; in terms of a future for our children, but also a future for your company. What turned out to be too long a payback period last year has now become obsolete. Guts pays off.
We look back to 1914 and combine this definition with the knowledge of today. Produce in a way that respects the environment and ensures the longevity of the company and the environment.
Sustainable Development Goals at TBR – SDGs
The sustainable development goals are about the environment and our society. The development goals have been set ensure that we don’t forget anyone. Because sustainability is more than just ‘going green’. It is also about equal opportunities, including education and quality jobs for all. It’s about seizing those opportunities.
Everything starts with awareness.
In 2022, we will plant trees! By planting trees we will become climate positive. Do you want to know exactly what climate positivity is? It starts with awareness. Sustainability is a popular and widely used term today. But what exactly is sustainability? And what can sustainability mean for your organization? TBR can help with that. Read more about going climate positive on this page.
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Sources: Van Dale