The dictionary definition of sustainable is »of long duration«. The term comes from forestry. It means that you can only operate forestry over a long period of time if you only cut down as many trees as you replant – as a maximum. It’s quite obvious really: otherwise you’d have no forest left.
But what does that have to do with BSAG? Well, it’s all about mentality. In forestry, many people live from the forest. Forest workers, foresters, hunters, sawyers, timber merchants, biologists and many more. They ensure that nothing happens to the forest – and if it does, they take steps to combat it. Foresters work sustainably take care of the forest’s entire system, which they maintain for the benefit of everyone. So sustainable thinking has many facets.
Transferred to BSAG, it looks a bit like this:
The social dimension
The ecological dimension
The economic dimension
Maintenance and increase in the performance and enthusiasm of all employees
Moving an increasing number of people with a decreasing level of impact on the environment/ reducing energy consumption/ increasing energy efficiency
Fulfilling the business plan to secure the company and its approx. 2,000 jobs.
BSAG’s sustainability philosophy is firmly anchored in the company policy. BSAG regularly drafts accountability reports regarding the achievements, aims and measures of the sustainability programme. The business report and the sustainability report are from the same mould. In addition, the measures are checked by independent assessors.