ISO 26000 and SDGs: International Organization for Standardization September 2016
There has never been greater pressure on society to look to the future. Organizations everywhere are starting to see the importance of addressing current threats to their long-term viability and investing in a sustainable future for all. Achieving future sustainability requires a balance between the needs of the environmental, social and economic systems. There is now a societal expectation that organizations not only have a responsibility towards social and environmental welfare, but should play a positive and integral role in achieving it.
Sustainable development can be defined as a form of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.