Beyond Profit: The Game-Changing Sectors Making Sustainability a Top Priority

A rising number of companies from all industries have adopted environmentally friendly and sustainability efforts in recent years. But other sectors have led the way in this movement and advanced the cause of sustainability significantly. The following are the top sectors that are setting the standard in 2023:

Technology firms are leading the way in sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices, and many are putting policies in place to lessen their carbon footprint and boost energy effectiveness. Additionally, they are creating goods and services that support sustainability, like energy-saving technologies and renewable energy sources. Google, for example, is committed to using 100% renewable energy for its operations, and has been carbon neutral since 2007.

Retail businesses are making great strides toward sustainability, and many are putting green practices like using renewable energy sources, cutting waste, and introducing sustainable packaging practices into their operations. Companies like IKEA and Patagonia have been recognized for their sustainability efforts.

Food & Beverage: As worries about food waste and the effects of agriculture on the environment mount, several businesses in the food and beverage sector are looking into novel approaches to produce and distribute food in a more sustainable manner. The food sector is undergoing a major transition as companies search for innovative ways to lessen their impact on the environment, from hydroponic vertical farming to plant-based protein substitutes.

Transportation: Although one of the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, the sector is actively working to promote sustainability. Many transportation businesses are putting money into sustainable transportation methods and alternative fuels like electric and hydrogen-powered automobiles. Norway is the global leader when it comes to sustainable transportation which has set a goal to make all new passenger cars sold in the country electric by 2025

Fashion: The fashion sector has been one of the major producers of trash and pollution in the environment. However, an increasing number of sustainable fashion firms have begun to appear in recent years. These businesses are utilizing eco-friendly fabrics and production techniques to make fashionable, long-lasting clothes.

Although these sectors are setting the bar for sustainability and environmentally responsible business practices, it’s vital to remember that businesses in all sectors may protect the environment by implementing sustainable practices.


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5 responses to “Beyond Profit: The Game-Changing Sectors Making Sustainability a Top Priority”

  1. Leona T. Avatar
    Leona T.

    Good to see big industry companies such as Google, Ikea and Patagonia are switching to sustainability, hopefully much of the fashion industry especially the major brands will follow in their footsteps!

  2. Leona T. Avatar
    Leona T.

    I’ve read recently na fast fashion brands are discarding a lot of garments and fabrics despite only selling the item within the first few months just to push for the next brand line and make “hurry, will be out of stock soon” the main selling point.

    To make up for this I upcycle a lot of the vintage items in lola’s closet (which she approves of!) and support the small businesses in Instagram that are in line with this movement.

  3. Y. Nazal Avatar
    Y. Nazal

    Transportation contributes to harmful emissions, noise, and climate change. About 15% of the total greenhouse gases and 22% of the CO2 emissions are attributed to transportation. However, as vehicles are becoming more environmentally efficient, the global fleet of vehicles is also increasing.

    The US on transportation industry has already made a move towards sustainability, I hope the Philippines can do the same 🙂

  4. Marina Avatar
    Marina

    My friend recently started a small business cafe and he’s already taken the initiative to use all-biodegradable products for his business. Hopefully the rest of the small and large businesses in the food sector can do the same

  5. Lillian Avatar
    Lillian

    Fashion brands in the PH that push for next season clothing usually go on a big sale. Pero I wonder what happens to the clothes that don’t sell? Sana madodonate sa typhoon victims, foundations and centers that need the clothing. That also accounts for sustainability instead of throwing them out

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