The concept of sustainable development can be interpreted in many different ways, but at its core is an approach to development that looks to balance different needs with an awareness of the environmental, social and economic limitations we face as a society. It’s about finding better ways to do things, both for the present and the future. And global standards have an important role to play.
IEEE global standards support the three pillars of sustainability--economic, environmental and societal.
They play a role in providing an open process that empowers people and organizations from around the world to innovate and take action.
They support companies and communities in bringing to the market best practices and energy efficient products and processes that can help protect and conserve environmental resources.
They provide global consensus-based solutions to issues.
And their implementation helps increase access to local and global markets