Environmental sustainability

Sustainability is defined as the ability to meet our current needs without risking the capacity of future generations to meet theirs, thus ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental protection and social well-being. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set on 25 September 2015, are a universal call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy a peaceful and prosperous life. These goals, intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are a collection of seventeen objectives and 169 specific targets.

Carbon footprint

A footprint is the mark left on the ground by a person or an animal. A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) each of us generates as a result of our actions. Carbon footprints are usually measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).