Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainable Organizations

  • Nora E. Munguia VegaEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_535

Introduction

Sustainable organization is a concept that describes organizations that follow or are committed to advancing the principles of sustainable development. The Agenda 2030 urged organizations to become more sustainable in order to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Becoming a sustainable organization is a complex issue that requires the radical transformation in many organizational structures to strengthen their corporate sustainability.

This chapter presents the basic premise of a sustainable organization starting with a definition of the term followed by a description of the strategies used to balance the economic, social, and environmental dimensions in sustainable organizations. Next, an explanation of how the standards from the International Organization for Standardization have played a role in implementing sustainability initiatives are provided. Following this discussion, a description of how corporate social sustainability is an important characteristic of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate Sustainability Program, Industrial Engineering DepartmentUniversity of SonoraHermosilloMexico

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luis Velazquez
    • 1
  1. 1.Sustainability Graduate Program, Industrial Engineering DepartmentUniversity of SonoraSonoraMexico