Ten principles of sustainable development?

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Like so many lists of 10 there are a multitude of potential points espoused by one organization or another. All of these lists suggest "good" ideas and there is lot of crossover.



One organization(ICMM) suggests:


  1. Implement and maintain ethical business practices and sound systems of corporate governance.
  2. Integrate sustainable development considerations within the corporate decision-making process.
  3. Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures, customs and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities.
  4. Implement risk management strategies based on valid data and sound science.
  5. Seek continual improvement of our health and safety performance
  6. Seek continual improvement of our environmental performance
  7. Contribute to conservation of biodiversity and integrated approaches to land use planning
  8. Facilitate and encourage responsible product design, use, re-use, recycling and disposal of our products
  9. Contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the communities in which we operate
  10. Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders



The Hanover Principles (Expo 2000) suggest:
  1. Insist on the right so humanity and nature to co-exist
  2. Recognize interdependence
  3. Respect relationships between spirit and matter
  4. Accept reponsibilites for the consequences of design
  5. Create safe of objects of long term value
  6. Eliminate the concept of waste
  7. Rely on natural energy flows
  8. Understand the limitations of design
  9. Seek constant improvement by the sharing of design
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