Environment: experts highlight the urgent need for new thinking
On April 22 was celebrated the Earth Day, an annual event on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support to environmental protection. The event is now celebrated in more than 192 countries and coordinated by the Earth Day Network, an initiative whose year-round mission is to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide through education, public policy and consumer campaigns.
As many countries worldwide have to struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment rates, they must not neglect the longer term. It is urgent to take action now to prevent irreversible damage to the environment. OECD reminds that despite the recent recession, the global economy is projected to quadruple by 2050. Rising living standards will be accompanied by ever growing demands for energy, food and natural resources – and more pollution.
The costs of inaction could be huge, both in economic and human terms. Projections by OECD experts highlight the urgent need for new thinking. Failing that, the erosion of our environmental capital will increase the risk of irreversible changes that could jeopardize two centuries of rising living standards.
Dianova, Sustainability and the Environment (Excerpt from the Dianova Network Manifesto
The justification of sustainable development comes as much from the fact that there are limited natural resources that are likely to be depleted, as well as the fact that there is growing economic activity that is likely to cause serious environmental problems that may be irreversible.
Dianova's responsibility is not confined to the compliance of current legislation and ensuring the effectiveness of its social activities. The correct management of its economic and financial resources, the relationships with its stakeholders, and the concern for its environmental impact obliges it to incorporate these elements into the strategy of the organization itself.
It does not only want to be effective in the fulfillment of its mission. It also aims to respond to the expectations of its stakeholders with specific policies aimed at attracting, retaining and compensating talent committed to achieving the organization's aims, creating relationships based on trust with local communities, preserving biodiversity in the environments in which it operates and applying transparency criteria in public relations.
For Dianova, promoting sustainable development in communities means implementing and accompanying the initiatives developed in the promotion of health in the broadest sense of the expression: Improvement to social, cultural and economic environments, and improvement to quality of life and individual health.
Dianova hopes that its efforts on the matter of transparency, sustainability and corporate responsibility are known and valued by society. Its social work is not only an educational/therapeutic exercise, it also aims to provide people with the resources they need in order to successfully face the challenges of their life cycles.
Thus, Dianova carries out its activities with absolute respect for the environment, which means analyzing energetic requirements, with the aim to reduce and adequately control consumption, with the creation of programs to implement methods for reducing consumption and recycling wastes, to create awareness for professionals in the correct use of the organization's resources, the use of information and communications technologies to reduce the frequency of travel and to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels.
Dianova also uses the environmental dimension of its sustainability strategy as an educational tool, demonstrating the correct use of energetic and environmental resources used by the organization in its social activities.
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