Organizations’ decisions and activities always have an impact on the environment, regardless of where they operate. This effect may be associated with the organization’s use of resources, location, generation of pollution and waste, and the impact on natural habitats.
Society is facing many challenges in terms of the environment, including consumption of natural resources, pollution, climate change, habitat destruction, loss of species and the collapse of entire ecosystems and degradation of natural habitats in urban and rural areas. As the world population grows and consumption increases, the changes will become an increasing threat to human security and community health and wellbeing. There is a need to identify opportunities to reduce and eliminate the production and consumption patterns that lead to unsustainable levels of consumption and to ensure that the resource consumption per person becomes sustainable. Environmental issues at the local, regional and global level are interconnected. The handling of the issues requires a comprehensive, systematic and coherent approach.
Environmental responsibility is a prerequisite for human survival and prosperity. It is therefore an important aspect of organizations’ social responsibility. Environmental issues are closely linked to other important key areas and sub-areas of social responsibility. Environmental education and capacity building is fundamental to promoting the development of sustainable societies and lifestyles.
The appliance of the environmental policy should contribute to sustainable development and to achieving sustainability objectives. Environmental Protection Agency, which coordinates state environmental management, to define an environmental policy expresses the desire and ambition of the environmental work and pointing out the direction for environmental management. This document contains overall sustainability expressing its will and aspirations of the environmental work.