Organizational sustainability is about making policy choices to ensure that organizations are able to continue their operations over the long term without depleting resources, polluting the enivronment, destroying competition, and hurting society. There are several frameworks for understanding the sustainability of countries such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, derrived from the UN Global Compact, and the GAP Frame that translates the UN SDGs into an assessment model. The ISC has combined this work with original research to develop the first model for assessing the sustainability of organizations.
“The ability of an organization to continue its existence in a way that does not create long-term negative impacts for the planet or its inhabitants.”
This model includes nine elements of organizational sustainability:
By working on its policies in each of these nine areas, an organization can build its sustainability both in how it operates internally and how it relates to the external world. For more details on ISC's Organizational Sustainability Model™ (OSM™), please click on the button below.