Sharon Beulich Emphasises The Imperative For Businesses To Adopt Sustainable Practices

Sharon Beulich Emphasises The Imperative For Businesses To Adopt Sustainable Practices. In Africa, there is an urgent need for businesses to adopt sustainable practices to alleviate environmental impacts. The UN Global Compact, which includes Tsebo as a signatory, spearheads this initiative through the Africa Business Leaders Coalition (ABLC). As members of the ABLC, the CEOs of the Group actively participate in a call to action for business leaders to collaborate towards a sustainable and thriving Africa. By cutting carbon emissions, expanding green areas, and optimising resource utilisation, companies can significantly contribute to addressing these environmental challenges together.

As one of Africa’s largest employers, 97% of ATS’ workforce comprises frontline employees. Tsebo is known for its sustainable and transformational stewardship. ATS is Tsebo’s specialist Remote Site business, focusing on turning remote locations with limited resources into sustainable collaboration and development HUBS. Sharon Beulich, Director of Business Development and Sustainability at ATS underscores the continent’s progress and the critical importance of ecological and economic strategies to drive Africa toward a sustainable future.

Key sectors like mining, agriculture, and forestry, crucial to economic activity in Africa, often face substantial environmental degradation. Beulich advocates for the application of green technologies, waste reduction, and strict environmental compliance to revolutionise these industries into models of sustainability.

Moreover, Beulich stresses the importance of empowering local communities through sustainable development initiatives. Companies can foster inclusive economic models by ensuring that community members benefit from local resources, investing in education, healthcare, and infrastructure.

As Africa Month is celebrated, Beulich calls on businesses across the continent to embrace renewable energy solutions, sustainable agricultural practices, and eco-friendly manufacturing and the upliftment of local communities. She emphasises the need for resilient infrastructures and urges African governments to enact and enforce stringent environmental regulations to promote sustainable practices.

Beulich concludes by highlighting the significance of education in underpinning the sustainability agenda, preparing future leaders and innovators equipped to tackle Africa’s environmental challenges. She calls for a reaffirmation of dedication to sustainability, not just as a fundamental pursuit but as a strategic opportunity to shape Africa’s future for the better.

By Thomas Chiothamisi
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