In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development developed a definition of sustainability that was included in its findings, which became known as the Brundtland Report. This stated that:

Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

CFA plays an active and often leading role in environmental issues including waste and climate change-related matters. For two decades we have been closely involved in numerous sustainability activities and initiatives including:

We are also engaged with:

We are proud of our industry’s record in sustainability and continue to provide leadership in the field. Our Sustainability Aims, which relate to energy, water and waste encourage the industry to minimise its carbon footprint and also incorporate ethics.