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Importance of environmental education

In recent years, social interest and awareness about caring for the environment has increased significantly.

The population is increasingly aware of the impact their activities have on sustainable development. As a result, the number of companies that include sustainability on their agendas has grown, with environmental education being one of the key ways to improve the culture of sustainable management.

Environmental education is one of the pillars of sustainable development. Raising awareness among citizens and businesses about environmental issues is crucial to understanding the impact of human activities on the environment and, consequently, to adopting responsible measures.

Regardless of the size of the company, its activities affect the environment directly or indirectly. Therefore, it is necessary to develop training and awareness activities on environmental issues for organizations.

It is a reality that consumers are changing their attitudes and behaviors regarding sustainability. According to a study presented by KPMG, 76% of consumers prefer to do business with companies that have a culture focused on sustainability. Therefore, the competitive advantage of companies is also linked to their commitment to the environment. In other words, engaging in sustainable practices is now a key factor for business success and competitiveness.

Benefits of having an environmental management system:

  • Strengthening of corporate image and reputation
  • Improvement in stakeholder evaluation and satisfaction
  • Cost reduction associated with improving production processes and efficiently using available resources
  • Opportunity to collaborate with other companies that share social responsibility values
  • Facilitates access to public procurement processes, provision of goods and services, and other contracts
  • Increased business opportunities by positioning your company advantageously against competitors

To promote sustainable practices, the role of environmental education within your organization is fundamental. Here are some activities to take the first steps:


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