Sustainability

ISO & Sustainability

Welcome to the era where sustainability isn't just a buzzword, but a game-changer for organisations. The reasons to weave sustainability into your strategy are now crystal clear - it's not just about moral and legal obligations, but a smart financial move. As consumers increasingly seek out sustainable-conscious providers, it's become a pivotal factor for ensuring your business stays resilient and thrives.

For businesses, being sustainable means finding that sweet spot where environmental, social, and economic considerations converge. It's about responsible and ethical operations that make a positive impact on society and the planet, all while keeping the profit wheels turning.

The 5 Pillars of Sustainability

At the heart of leading a sustainable organisation are five pillars. Think of them as the essential building blocks for a business that not only survives but thrives for generations to come...

Sustainability
  • People

    Families, societies and world population who can bring change.

  • Planet

    The environment, bringing sustainable development to our planet.

  • Prosperity

    Having the generosity to help eachother and the future.

  • Peace

    To bring peace, there must be justice.

  • Partnership

    Our voices are powerful and we can make a change.

Carbon Reduction

Inevitably there is some overlap between the aims and objectives of sustainability and those to reduce carbon emissions as organisations look to move both too and beyond net zero carbon emissions.

Pentagon Assurance through it’s complimentary blend of services can support you on your net zero journey. Contact us to find out more.

Sustainability Strategy structured approach...

Pre-compliance

Understand where you stand and what needs attention.

Compliance

Tick those regulatory boxes and lay a solid foundation.

Beyond Compliance

Go above and beyond, setting the stage for innovation.

Integrated Strategy

Weave going green into the very fabric of your organisation.

Purpose & Passion

Make being sustainable a driving force that aligns with your organisation's core values.

Breaking it down, we've got three key strategies:

Social Sustainability

Ensure fair labour practices.
Foster diversity and inclusion.
Support local communities and uphold human rights across the supply chain.

Environmental Sustainability

Minimise your business's environmental footprint.
Cut resource consumption and waste while promoting eco-friendly practices.

Economic Sustainability

Make profitable decisions that consider long-term impacts on stakeholders, society, and the environment.
Embrace financial transparency and responsible governance.

ISO Systems & Sustainability

ISO systems are an excellent internationally recognised model to support fostering of long-term environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability into business operations.

Specifically, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and ISO 22301 can support sustainability in organisations in several ways in addition to making direct bottom line contributions.