AzBAS is a
formal association of Arizona businesses
committed to sustainable practices that
promote strong communities, successful
businesses, a healthy environment, and sound
AzBAS is a coalition of Arizona
companies committed to being the voice of sustainable
business practices in the Arizona. In today's business
climate, corporate sustainability is essential for companies
to be successful for the long term. Individual businesses do
not operate in a vacuum. Rather, they are part of a larger
community and economic system where each company’s (and
entities) decisions can directly impact the synergy of the
whole. AzBAS supports the concept of the triple bottom line,
a systematic approach to sustainability.
is the triple bottom line?
When a business uses sustainable business practices it looks
at every decision, transaction and operation through the
lens of the triple bottom line: the economics, the
environmental (ecological) impact, and social implications.
By doing so, the focus moves beyond the immediate financial
reward toward those auxiliary impacts that are critical to
Sustainability is not just the
pursuit of green initiatives at any cost; rather, it is a
way of doing business that helps strengthen the bottom line
by creating additional value for stakeholders. A “green”
business that is not profitable is not sustainable.
Sustainability: A Brief Overview
AzBAS defines sustainability as: Sustainable business
practices that address current needs in the context of how
to support long-term economic vitality, environmental
health, and strong communities.
Sustainability is not an end
state. It is a continuous challenge to be successful today
in ways that establish the foundation for a better tomorrow.
We are at a precarious time in
history in which our everyday sustainability decisions have
far-reaching impacts on both our communities and ourselves.
As influential corporations, it is our responsibility to
make informed choices and to be aware of every single one of
their consequences, good or bad. Through sustainability,
Arizona businesses will make our consumers happier,
healthier, and wealthier. In doing so, our companies will
grow and prosper with our communities while minimizing our
environmental and social impact.
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