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How to say in the attributes of companies: green, ecological, responsible

Do you capture many of the brands and attributes that businesses use to proclaim their access to the environment or to their surroundings? Which companies actually do something "good" and use the designation rather for their own marketing? Are you interested in how your favorite producer or potential employer is behaving? Is an organic business automatically sustainable too? We have prepared a mini-dictionary to help you answer these questions and find the basic names.

Responsible and socially responsible company

If any company presents itself as responsible or uses related designations for that designation, it means that it thinks of its surroundings in the course of its business. However, this responsibility does not only include environmental considerations, but also community activities and care for people who have a direct effect on the company, whether directly or indirectly. In English, this behavior is referred to as CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility, and as the name suggests, it reflects the reflection on what the business has social or social impacts. Examples of corporate CSRs may be projects that promote sustainability, diversity of work teams, employee involvement in addressing social issues, reducing the negative impact of company activities on the environment, as well as classical philanthropy or transparent reporting. There are several different awards in the Czech Republic that companies with the best CSR can get, but there is no official certification or branding.

Ecological firm

Ecological is a company that runs in line with environmental protection. Typical investments for energy saving with efficient use of resources or activities with a positive impact on nature are most often for her. The main objective is to reduce pollution and damage to the natural heritage by its own activity, or even to improve it. Thus, a company can be called an environmental organization when it implements projects that go against these ideas. On one pole, there are organic food merchants, and secondly companies that put new and scientific ideas in the practical life for proper and effective waste management. From the point of view of the company's management, there are environmental standards that the company must meet (or should not be sanctioned by the Czech Environmental Inspectorate) and those that act as recommendations. However, there are no clear criteria that would determine on a scale what is ecological society and which is no longer. They regard their environmental considerations as being rather different sub-certificates. These concern most often specific products or services, so they can boast, for example, the recognition of the "Eco-friendly Product / Service" or the so-called "Ecolabel". But the inscriptions are much more, and they are granted by various institutions that have the right to do so. It also develops from Fairtrade production or organic farming products.

Green Company

The Green Company is a company that has volunteered to participate in the WEEE collection project in the Czech Republic. Unlike the above-mentioned attributes, it is a specific certificate that a business or institution can submit, thereby demonstrating an ecological sense of thinking about its employees. Certification can only be obtained by those who actually support the idea of ​​efficient and easy sorting and recycling of old and unused electrical and other electrical waste. Support is mainly due to the fact that employers place special collecting containers for electrical waste at the workplace and motivate employees to use them. These collectors are provided free of charge by the author of the project - the REMA collective system, which will then be removed and recycled. At present, more than 2090 companies can be proud of the "Green Company" in the Czech Republic.

Sustainable business

Sustainable business can also provide businesses with competitiveness even in the context of the loss of natural resources that are often needed to produce their products or provide services. Sustainable solutions are thus most often built on the use of fewer resources, and thus on savings, and on new technologies or materials. But that's just one of the dimensions. Among the basic pillars of sustainable development, besides environmental and economic benefits, are also social benefits. As a sustainable one, we can label a company that uses the country's environmental, socio-cultural and economic resources so as to ensure its continuity, prosperity and development. At the same time, these resources must remain seamlessly useful for future generations as well. Sustainable businesses are therefore most likely to come up with innovative ideas today, using the most recyclable materials or complementary natural energy sources that do not burden the environment or society. However, these ideas are not one-off, the potential of long-term functioning is important.

Source: tz, edited editorially

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