Why do I need to design, build, operate or decommission assets sustainably?
Those responsible for each aspect of the built environment have an inherent social responsibility to address sustainability, responsible sourcing, environmental management, ethics and human rights. An increase in regulation and client demand for responsible design, construction, operation and decommissioning is forcing organizations to improve their processes in areas such as carbon emissions and waste. By disregarding social and environmental issues, you may risk damaging the environment and limiting your own business growth, so it makes sense to address these issues to help you succeed.
The built environment influences both the physical and psychological wellbeing of the people who live in it, work in it and interact with it. You and your organization can lead the way by developing and maintaining an attitude of positive social responsibility by building or operating sustainably and bringing a positive impact on society. You’ll have demonstrable evidence that your organization is not complacent and is always challenging itself to improve performance and grow sustainably.