We are aware of how the environment and Earth are suffering due to humans’ unrelenting overuse of resources; restoration and conservation are the only practical solutions to save the planet. Sustainable business practices are considered great initiatives by industry leaders to protect nature. 

 On the contrary, “Only 0.2% of companies were strongly aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals – a plan to create a more sustainable future by 2030, with 193 countries on board.” – Reported By World Economic Forum, 2021.  

Over the past decades, businesses’ behaviour has transformed to impact the environment positively. This is undeniable that not all sectors are actively implementing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. However, on the brighter side, human behaviour is majorly shifting toward sustainable living, allowing major industries to adopt sustainability into their business. To accomplish the global agenda set by the UN, numerous organisations have already begun to move in the direction of sustainable development, making the green initiative their businesses’ core responsibilities. Citing a few examples –


Sustainable Business Practices - McDonald's
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One of the most well-known brands in the fast food sector, McDonald’s, is doing a lot to conserve energy by introducing sustainable business practices. The organisation, in particular, uses energy-efficient appliances, which reduce energy waste by 25% during commercial operations. Not only that, but it has also declared that by 2025, it will replace all of its foam packaging with materials that are entirely renewable or recyclable, boosting its eco-friendly activities.


Sustainable Business Practices - Starbucks
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Starbucks is constantly introducing materials made from renewable resources and building a sustainable infrastructure for complete waste management. This American coffee shop has already taken a significant step by using paper cups that are disposed of according to the bin-to-hand-to-bin method. Additionally, it continues to carry out many environmental programmes in collaboration with many environmental groups, one of which is the Earthwatch Institute. One of the critical measures in achieving sustainable company objectives is its most recent partnership with Samsung.


Sustainable Business Practices - Intel
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Since 2008, Intel has tied a portion of each employee’s variable pay—from front-line staff to the CEO—to the accomplishment of environmental sustainability metrics in the areas surrounding energy efficiency improvements to reduce carbon footprint and enhancements in environmental leadership reputation metrics.


Sustainable Business Practices - Dell
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Dell, one of the leading manufacturers of laptops and desktop computers is the pioneer in the safe disposal of its products via a successful recycling programme. It recognises the value of sustainability in business and in order to achieve its aim, the company has launched several initiatives that promote sustainable business practices and lower overall e-waste production. 


Sustainable Business Practices - Google
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When you work for sustainable business goals, nature benefits beyond your imagination. Being a household name in the corporate world, Google’s actions inspire others to follow suit. By reducing its energy use and assisting green energy projects, the company is able to exert great influence over its customers and users to become more environmentally friendly. For instance, Google has built the most energy-efficient data centres in the world and actively promotes the need for energy efficiency by using renewable energy sources, and clean energy solutions. By purchasing and putting up a large number of wind turbines and solar panels, Google has supported and funded green energy projects worldwide.

Borderless Access:

Sustainable Business Practices - Borderless Access

Humans are plundering natural resources, and their unregulated usage weakens the planet from the inside out. Borderless Access, a global market research firm and the parent company of The Panel Station, has introduced sustainable business practices within the organisation, such as:


1. Proper Waste segregation.

2. Sensor-based lights to reduce electricity consumption.

3. Sensor-based taps in all areas to conserve the water.

4. Contribution to STP in collaboration with ETV.

5. Usage of paper bin bags instead plastic bags.


The leaders of Borderless Access have the vision to implement sustainable business practices in the ambit of their corporate goals. 


We have observed that market leaders are focusing on sustainable growth for their businesses and embracing and promoting eco-living as a corporate culture. The company continuously focus on the solution, not the problems. We hear about abnormal weather conditions from our colleagues across the globe, and we wonder how we can move in the direction of sustainable growth and carbon neutral initiatives. In past years, we have made important investments in our waste management practices and actively working with various grass-root NGOs in Africa & Asia and creating awareness of environment-friendly practices


Numerous organisations are moving to sustainable growth and carbon neutral initiatives. As a global insight & analytics firm, we ensure recommended waste management practices are implemented at work and also collaborate with NGOs on an annual basis to plant & grow trees to reduce our carbon footprint and work towards nature conservation. At an individual level, I practice waste segregation and management at home, including composting the wet waste. I also ensure that all family members use bags that are sustainable and recyclable only. Usage of plastic or one-time use of plastic items is minimised as far as possible.


Our organisation has adopted numerous environmentally friendly practices in the past and we will keep expanding it in the future.

As a wrap,

Climate change and global warming are affecting one and all. When industry leaders come together to solve these problems and commit to building sustainable solutions, the benefits that come about will allow future generations to survive and thrive. After all, Earth is not just for those in it but also for those who are going to replace us in the future.

A writer who believes in the power of words and wants to become a successful author, Ankita puts humanity before any religion or gender. If she is not working, you will find her either chatting with friends or eating. She loves to spend time with her family, travel, read love stories, watch movies, and listen to songs.


  1. I am a Director of Owe2 Green Economy and we educate Children and the Youth in our community about the crisis of climate change (Causes-Problems-Solutions-Advantages).

    Can sustainable businesses be able to support organisations like ours to promote the importance is sustainable living in poverty alleviated societies?

  2. Does global warming really exist or are scientists and learnered men misinterpreting or misunderstanding the powerful and ever so resilient, mother nature?

  3. Adewole olatunde Reply

    One of my fear in future is what will remain of this world if we don’t put a stop to global warming. Am really pessimistic about the future of our kids.

  4. Really interesting piece. Oil and gas companies are the major contributors to pollutions. They should make viable efforts too.

  5. Very interesting piece. But major oil and gas companies should also join this list.

  6. Manuel Cadavid Reply

    Muy conveniente modificar a través de los medios de comunicación locales toda estrategia e iniciativa de las grandes empresas en favor del medioambiente

  7. Manuel Cadavid Reply

    Muy conveniente comunicar a través de los medios de comunicación locales toda estrategia e iniciativa de las grandes empresas en favor del medioambiente

  8. Shanu Jamgbadi Reply

    Good jobs from McDonalds, Google and others. We must protect the earth

  9. Yetunde AKINLAJA Reply

    This is absolutely great. Other companies should follow suit.

  10. Gamila sabry Reply

    The recycling must be the most important aim and all the companies applied it

  11. Awesome blog…interesting get to know more about sustainable business policies…good work👍🏻

  12. لابد من ايجاد حل فعال لمشكلة الاحتباس الحراري ومن هذه الافكار والحلول الاعمال المستدامة ومالها من تاثير فعال وملموس لهذه الظاهرة

  13. لقد تحول الانسان بشكل كبير نحو العيش المستدام ، مما يسمح للصناعات الكبرى بتبني الاستدامة في أعمالها. واني لاجد نماذج قوية مثل إنتل وماك وغيرها من الأمثلة التي يجب أن يحتذى بها في جميع الدول الصناعية

  14. Barry Obineche Reply

    The introduction of sustainable business practice is a good initiative and a positive step to protect Nature and positively transform the environment.
    I am glad to know that these industry leaders recognize the value of sustainability in business and have taken positive steps by using diverse methods to build sustainable solutions.
    The industry leaders have displayed a good example for others in the industry to follow. Let’s protect Nature and the upcoming Generation!

  15. Chibuike Ezeilo Reply

    This companies above have made a great contribution to the modern technology today. The world is indeed growing and developing fast.

  16. Enita Muagba Reply

    This sustainable business practices is a great idea and very good development to the world i hope that more companies will key to this idea to help save the world.

  17. Neville Cumins Reply

    Just watching the effects of the fires in Europe and USA plus the floods in Sydney Australia, New Zealand and India, it concerns me that countries like China continue to willingly destroy our planet

    • Es maravilloso enterarse ina de cosas geniales y buenas para nuestro maravilloso mundo

  18. Wasif Ghani Reply

    Thank you for creating awareness. We all are responsible in our little ways.

  19. Leanne Davids Reply

    We all need to do our bit to save our planet. We only have one.

    • Adesoji Badejo Reply

      It is evident that the world has failed to take appropriate measures to stern the depletion of both ozone layer and the environment. It has infact got worse than anticipated, however, the good news is, the world leaders including business leaders now collectively taken drastic action to stop the advancement of denigration/ depletion of both ozone layer and the environment. I personally applaud and appreciate their efforts but more still need to be done. Environment is everyone concern..

  20. Quem sabe assim a gente consiga se conectar e interagir de modo respeitoso com a natureza.

  21. Kristine Fetalvero Reply

    I didn’t know that these big and well-known companies are practicing sustainable business to protect our nature ,our mother earth.our home. I am glad that these companies were able to embrace it because they could be a role model for other companies to do the same. Thank you The panel station for making this blog, I hope many readers will appreciate this kind of topic.

  22. Luiz Henrique de Melo dos Santos Reply

    I had very like this post. A different point of view that companies and its hole in the worldwide, thinking on economics, cultural and practical aspects. Congratulations to author.

  23. corporate sustainability always makes the difference in the purchase of products by consumers. Let’s protect the planet and improve our environment

  24. jinistephen Reply

    Sustainable business practices are more important to bring success to business

  25. This is really an issue that everyone should be concerned about. Glad to see that all these companies that i like and admire are really embracing sustainable business practices

  26. I really think that we must act against global warming or soon it will be too late

  27. Mhlawenkosi Mafuna Reply

    It is comforting to know that there are people who are willing to act on this, global warming is the real Goliath.

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  28. It is very encouraging to see more and more well-known companies adopting sustainability practices. However, only continued pressure from users and consumers to choose green and ethical goods and services can accelerate this process. It is also important to keep a close eye on companies’ actions to ensure that they are not just a veneer of concern for the planet, known as greenwashing.

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