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Developing Sustainable Business – A Competitive Advantage for Enterprises

December 28, 2023

In an era where environmental concerns take precedence in global discussions, businesses increasingly recognize the importance of integrating sustainability into their development strategies. Sustainable business development is not only linked to ethical and environmental values but also provides long-term competitive advantages for enterprises. One of the crucial factors in sustainable business development is environmental monitoring.

What is Sustainable Business Development?

Sustainable business development is a humane strategy that businesses adopt to balance economic interests with social and environmental issues. It involves building operational and management systems that do not harm resources and the well-being of workers. In other words, sustainable development requires businesses to harmonize three factors: economic, social equity, and environmental protection. Organizations following this trend prioritize responsible business rather than mere profit.

The elevated benefits help companies enhance the value of products and services, attract consumers, and affirm their market position. Moreover, sustainable development builds trust with partners and investors, providing them with assurance and higher confidence in their brand.

Ceremony of sustainable companies in Vietnam 2023
Ceremony of sustainable companies in Vietnam 2023

ESG Development Strategy

ESG (short for Environmental, Social, and Governance) is the foundation that helps businesses plan and efficiently implement sustainable development strategies. Based on the three pillars of ESG – Environmental, Social, and Governance – businesses can manage risks and seize development opportunities in three dimensions:

  • Environment: Energy sources, resources, and waste during business operations.
  • Social: Diversity, fairness, safety, security, business relationships, and community engagement.
  • Governance: Management processes, reward mechanisms, and diversity in the Board of Directors for effective decision-making.
ESG Strategy
ESG Strategy

One crucial aspect of the ESG strategy is environmental monitoring. This involves systematically monitoring and evaluating a business's impact on the environment, specifically in terms of waste sources. This is a common issue during production processes that may release greenhouse gases and water pollution.

By utilizing advanced technologies and data analysis, businesses can measure carbon emissions, energy consumption, waste generation, and other environmental indicators. Establishing strategies based on these metrics allows businesses to monitor progress, assess impact, and make informed decisions. This enables smart and efficient resource use, waste reduction, and value maximization. Environmental monitoring allows businesses to identify areas for improvement, set realistic sustainability goals, and track progress over time.

Furthermore, businesses should have plans for their supply chains and collaborate with partners to enhance performance and reduce environmental impact. Sustainable partnerships help companies practice effective sustainable development, create new business opportunities, and strengthen their brand image.

Benefits of Sustainable Development Strategy for Businesses

  • Cost Savings: Implementing sustainable measures often leads to resource-efficient practices, resulting in cost savings. For example, businesses can reduce energy consumption, minimize waste, and optimize supply chains, leading to lower operational costs.
  • Enhanced Reputation: Consumers and investors increasingly favor businesses demonstrating a commitment to sustainability. Adopting environmentally friendly practices can boost a company's reputation, attracting environmentally conscious customers and responsible investors.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Governments worldwide are tightening environmental regulations. Proactively applying sustainable practices helps businesses stay ahead of legal requirements and avoid potential legal issues.
  • Long-term Resilience: Sustainable businesses are better equipped to overcome challenges posed by climate change, resource scarcity, and social unrest. By anticipating and addressing these challenges, companies can build resilience and ensure long-term success.

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iLotusLand Software partners in Sustainable Development Journey

The iLotusLand software is a solution for measuring, managing, monitoring, and reporting parameters from monitoring systems, simultaneously controlling and analyzing IoT-applied environmental monitoring data. The data collected helps businesses make intelligent decisions in monitoring and managing environmental emissions. The measured indices are reported continuously and quickly in real-time, ensuring compliance with legal regulations. Users can connect and receive data through the iLotusLand software on the web and mobile, optimizing costs and resources.

iLotusLand hands over and instructs on how to use the software at Bac Giang DONRE

Officially launched in 2014, iLotusLand has, to date, connected more than 1000 environmental monitoring stations, serving over 600 foreign direct investment (FDI) companies such as Coca-Cola, Orion, EVN CENCOS Formosa Hà Tĩnh, Vedan, Acecook, as well as industrial zones like Amata Đồng Nai, VSIP 1,2, 2A Bình Dương, Sài Gòn VRG, Protrade Bình Dương, and various government environmental management agencies including the Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Bình Dương province, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Quảng Ninh province.

To date, iLotusLand Platform has exported software to 11 markets: India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Ukraine, Mongolia, UAE, Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil. Positioning as a pioneer in industrial IoT platforms, iLotusLand aims to expand to the international market.

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