The creation of a circular human economy and sustainable infrastructure and businesses have been and are becoming increasingly important to the future of the planet. Highlighted by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and program, to investor requirements for companies’ sustainable behavior to consumer groups and organizations demanding improvement in this area it is an area of ongoing change in companies and individuals’ activities and behavior. Geosynthetics are well positioned for this change: geosynthetics provide benefits that are not only economic, but sustainable regardless of what measurements are considered, energy savings, CO2 and greenhouse gas reduction, total lifespan analysis or other benchmarks. However, any industry, individual companies – regardless of size, and single humans also have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a sustainable fashion – this logically includes the creation of an Environmental and Sustainability Policy.
- Comply with all legal and regulatory environmental requirements and all codes and standards of practice which relate to environmental performance.
- Promote, through activities and actions, the development of circular economy contribution(s) for geosynthetics – recycling, reuse, waste reduction, improvements in durability and lifespan and the promotion and training of others for the same goals.
- Consume all materials and services wisely, with consideration to health, safety and environmental impact. Where possible, utilize vendors and suppliers who are acting with environmental responsibility.