In 1983, the World Comission on Environment and Development (WCED) led by Harlem Brundtland, defined Sustainable Development as the one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. By 2010, Alberta University defined sustainability as the process of living within the limits of available physical, natural and social resources in ways that allow the living systems in which humans are embedded to thrive in perpetuity.
The National Assembly of the United Nations defined in 2005 the three main pillars in which Sustainability is supported. These are environment, economy and society. Environmental Sustainability points out that the ecological integrity and the natural balance of ecosystems must be maintained. It means that natural resources must be consumed by humans at a rate that allow them to recover by themselves
Economical sustainability indicates that human communities around the world maintain their independence, and have access to the required resources to fulfill their own needs. Economical activities must be available for everyone, as a secure source of incomes to keep adequate life conditions
Social Sustainability looks forward to making human rights and basic needs assured to everyone. Also, every person must have access to the sufficient resources to keep their families and communities secure and healthy. In these communities, leaders assure that human rights are respected as also cultural and labour rights, and protect every person from discrimination.
Achieving a Sustainable Development implies to abide by certain social, environmental and economic principles. Next we show you the sustainability principles to which we commit ourselves to follow.