Quality an element of sustainable development

In the 21st Century leaders and organizations are faced with the sustainability dilemma of profits or the environment. Sustainability is a multivariate construct consisting of four pillars the economic, social, environmental and information. Quality, Safety and Environmental management professionals have been at the vanguard of sustainability initially focusing on waste and loss reduction but evolving to include safety and environmental responsibilities. Quality Management concepts such as the Plan, Do, Check and Act (PDCA) cycle have influenced the development of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard since inception.

Acknowledging the vital role of quality management to sustainable development. The ASQ Energy & Environmental Division Sustainability Survey aims to provide insight into perceptions, current initiatives and contributions of quality, safety and environmental practitioners and management professionals in facilitating the delivery sustainable outcomes for both organizations and society.

Key sections of the survey mirror elements derived from the following frameworks and models:
 
  • ©Sustainability Management Framework
  • ©Sustainable Strategic Growth Model
  • ©Sustainability Performance Framework
 
The survey takes approximately 8 minutes to complete.
 
Thank you for participating in our benchmark survey!
 
Yours respectfully,
 
Dr Lowellyne James MBA, FCQI, FIEMA
Director ©Centre for Sustainable Action
Chair Sustainability Committee, ASQ Energy & Environment Division
email: ljames@standards.asq.org
business email: contact@SustainableAction.center
 

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* 1. Detail your contact information

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* 2. Which of the following best describes the principal industry of your organization?

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* 3. Size of your organization

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* 4. Type of organization

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* 5. Leadership level in your organization

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