Sustainable Strategy

Sustainability has become a major trend across industries of all types. In August of 2019, the Business Roundtable organization in Washington, D.C., announced that 181 chief executive officers (CEOs) had signed a Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, signaling a commitment to leading their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders. The Statement outlined the direction of corporate responsibilities and acknowledges that investors are prioritizing sustainability and making decisions based on corporate governance and environmentally and socially responsible business practices.

In 2020, a report issued by the McKinsey group pointed out that 83% of corporate executives and investors believe that environmental, social, and governance programs will create higher value for shareholders.

 

"Digitize data, adopt scientific management practices, and optimize core competencies."

The idea that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure” is a governance principle often attributed to Peter Drucker, whom BusinessWeek once called “the man who invented management.” ASUS believes that sustainability performance should be measured along with economic performance. To do this, evaluation policies and tools have been put in place. This helps provide key information for decisionmakers, on an ongoing basis, and it also provides data that accurately tracks environmental and social impacts over the long term.