Alhaddi, H. (2015). Triple bottom line and sustainability: A literature review. Business and Management Studies, 1(2), 6-10.
Sustainability is the means of enhancing the environmental-social conditions of the present species without endangering the future species. There are three major conditions that sustainability needs to achieve. This include the rate at which we use renewable resources should not be more the rate at which we generate other resources to replace them. The rate at which we use nonrenewable resources should not be more than the rate of generating other renewable resources to replace them. The rate of pollution of emission should not be the extent that the environment cannot sustain. The author also states that the triple bottom line is made of of three major elements .the economic line focuses on the impact of an organizational activities on the economy. Environmental line which focuses on activities that do not pollute the environment. Social line focuses fair activities to your employees and society
The growth in industrialization has led to increasement of pollution of the environment. Urgent measures should be taken for sustainability of the environment.Indudtriliazation has boomed in most countries having both positive and negative effects. The negative effects impacts the environment sustainability. Companies are taking green management offers into consideration ensuring that they do not deplete both renewable and non-renewable resources this action supports the authors remarks on three major aspects of good sustainability. Companies like envipiro pure systems have come up with new ways of disposing Waste.ecolaundry Company also use water to conserve their renewable energy. Patagonia Company ceased to use chemical components in producing their products. All this companies are evidence that companies are now adapting to the triple bottom line theory of sustainability, this supports the author’s remarks on the three bottom line.
Koch, J. M. (2015). Mining and ecological restoration in the jarrah forest of Western Australia. In Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes (pp. 111-140). CSIRO Publishing Clayton South, Australia.
The author states that mines have been closed due to failure to reach the required level of environmental management. He has further stated that mines in Western Australia have adapted to sustainability and social responsibility. This is because they believe adapting to this measures will help create a good publicity to the public. The mining sector has increased the public revenue.it has helped in creation of employment.it has also had negative effects such as water pollution, biodiversity and high wastes. The author states that mining in Western Australia has adopted measures of resource governance system. The author also states that there has also been a situation whereby mining in Western Australia has started to understand impacts caused to the environment.by understanding this they are able to apply the required sustainability measures.
Mining companies have had both positive and negative effects .Mining companies in various parts of the world have been closed due to lack of reaching the required environmental standards. Mining companies should adapt to sustainability and social responsibility measures. Mining has resulted to development of areas where it is taking place such as tom price in the western part of Australia.it has also led to the creation of jobs. All this support the remarks of the author as to why mining has led to a revenue increase in Western Australia. Mining in most parts of world has led to environmental degradation.countires are now taking measures to ensure that this pollution is minimal by trying to understand how it incorporates its activities with the environment. This helps summaries the author remarks of stating the importance of sustainability and social responsibility towards mining. This is because once they adopt to this measures they are able to increase revenue.
Strezov, V., Evans, A., & Evans, T. J. (2017). Assessment of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the indicators for sustainable development. Sustainable Development, 25(3), 242-253.
The author is stating that individuals should be aware of indicators of sustainable development. They should also acquire the values of achieving environmental ethics. This is so as to help them tackle different challenges that they come across with. The author states that the significant values required are economic values, social values, and environmental values. They are important because people will be able to incorporate the three pillars of sustainable development. Social values help in improving the standards of living because these values help you associate with people. The environmental value assists one to understand the ecosystem that makes up the environment. The economic costs help on in consumption of money as a means to satisfy their needs.
The values taught in environmental sustainability education are failing to be implemented in real life situations. We should try to apply this values to achieve ecological sustainability. Problems usually faced are economic and social conflicts which occurs due to some people seek to enhance ecological integrity, and others are focused mainly on social interests. Economic and environmental strife occur due to some people wanting to build lands to increase their per capita income and others twanging to maintain the healthy environment. Social and economic conflicts happen whereby others wish to develop properties for increasing the tourist attraction, and others want the healthy environment. This conflicts can be solved by good environmental education. This is because one will be able to be taught how to incorporate the economic, environmental and social values. The author therefore has helped people in incorporating all the three aspects of achieving sustainability by being able to understand their indicators.