In general, human development involves the use of materials and resources from nature. What makes sustainable development different is the fundamental rule that governs it:
“the reception of goods and resources from the environment must be done to a degree that ensures natural production and sufficient quantitative resources replenishment for the future”.
To achieve it, the resources must be used at a smaller rate than their replenishment rate, otherwise they will be exhausted. In essence, the resources exhaustion results to environmental degradation and inability of the ecosystem to sustain life.
Therefore, practices that relate to sustainable development support are not a luxury nor a matter of choice anymore. It is a conscious choice, a “must”, provided that a company understands the gravity of the situation and wishes to ensure that the generations to follow will have access to natural resources so that they may survive and prosper.
For many years, Styropan applies such practices and continuously aims to reduce the impact of its activity on the environment. During the following units, we list these practices concerning the company’s operation, the products produced and the building that constitutes the main body which incorporates its products.