Our View on Sustainability
Sustainable development is a process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.
Sustainability is a relationship between dynamic human economic systems and dynamic, but slower ecological systems, in which: (a) human life can develop (b) individuals can flourish (c) culture can develop and (d) effects of human activities remain within bounds so as not to destroy the diversity, complexity and functioning of the ecological life-support system.
Improving the quality of human life within the carrying capacity of ecosystems therefore means to maximize simultaneously the biological system goals (genetic diversity, resistance, biological productivity), economic system goals (satisfaction of basic needs, enhancement of equity, increasing useful goods and services) and social system goals (cultural diversity, institutional sustainability, social justice, participation).
Therefore, sustainability is a qualitative concept that integrates cultural, social, ecological and economic dimensions into developmental goals to get the harmony or balance for attainment of improved livelihood. Sustainability is an ideal toward which to strive and against which to weigh proposed actions, plans, expenditures, and decisions. It is a way of looking at a community or a society or a planet in the broadest possible context, in both time and space.
The pursuit of sustainability is fundamentally a local endeavor because every community has different social, economic and environmental needs and concerns. The key principles that can facilitate the right integration of social, economic and environmental systems and their overlapping interrelationship to achieve sustainability are:
- Health and quality of life
- Social equity and solidarity
- Environmental protection
- Economic efficiency
- Participation and commitment
- Access to knowledge
- Delegation of power to the appropriate level of authority
- Prevention - preventive, mitigating and corrective actions for known risk
- Protection of cultural heritage
- Biodiversity preservation
- Respect for ecosystem support capacity
- Responsible production and consumption
- Polluter pays principle
Our Efforts on Sustainability
As sustainability continues to evolve in the world around us, we consistently hone our focus on the way towards sustainability. We partner with our clients to find the best possible solutions for their projects; solutions that help them to achieve their goals. We are committed to provide efficient, timely services and tailored solutions to our clients, which help them in making their organization successful. Our commitment towards quality never wavers.
What does change and evolve are the tools, innovations and advancement we make around sustainability. With acquisition of new talent, new partnerships, or new client relationships, we to grow every day. The ongoing revolution in our market place helps to drive this spirit of innovation on our business as we ensure we are leading the way in developing sustainable solutions for our clients.
Last few years have been a tumultuous time in the marketplace; consequently we have learnt a great deal about how to help our clients and our own company sustain through difficult circumstances for long term by rethinking how we use our resources. As we move further, we see stronger signs of economic recovery and increasing opportunities related to sustainability. ICT continues to be committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for our clients, including helping them address their sustainability issues and challenges. Our low cost posture, emphasis on efficiency, and commitment to providing superior value to our clients never change, regardless of market conditions.
Sustainability at ICT remains an integral part of our Health, Safety and Environment Program and ties directly to our work culture.
Sustainability for our company implies
- Benefits, Education and Training
- Educational Scholarships
- Print / Paper reduction program
- Computer Desktop Environment
- Server based work Stations
- Sustainable Communications