Concentration on sustainability

Sustainability means the contribution of the economy for the model of global sustainable development. Companies in all lines of business, global enterprises as well as small workshops equally face the challenge. Companies operate effectively or also sustainably if they offer a long-term benefit for mankind and his social and natural environment and if they pay special attention to the preservation and increase of economical substance. In other words they thrive on yields and do not deplete capital.

Sustainable management is therefore not a trivial matter, rather it is a challenge where companies do not have to resign if they make use of the numerous possibilities in a consistent manner

The situation of many companies, particularly small and medium-sized businesses, in the food industry is characterized by strong competition and price wars. In this fight for survival, securing the future is not always considered important.
However, a sustainability approach should not be regarded as an additional burden, but as a chance for a lasting corporate policy which can be beneficial also in a short and medium term, e.g. the enterprise can try to position itself in the quality segment of the market and thus escape from the spiral of decreasing prices and sinking quality, minimize energy costs in its processes by consistent production-integrated environmental protection or bind and win qualified personnel by active personnel policy.

As sustainable development is only possible if the necessity for sustainable management is embodied in the consciousness of employees and if they have acquired appropriate competencies with regard to sustainability, vocational education plays a key role.


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