How is Public Health Part of Corporate Sustainability?

Caterina Sullivan
3 min readOct 13, 2021

This week, after months of lockdown, the population of New South Wales has finally started to see some freedoms.

Millions of people across metropolitan areas will flock to gyms, hairdressers, cafés — and yes, even Kmart.

It is now in the hands of public safety officers (especially police), businesses and individuals to keep the community safe as much as possible.

But what responsibility do businesses have?

Goal 3 of the Global Goals focuses on Good Health and Wellbeing. This goal aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages. When it comes to social sustainability, protecting public health is crucial. A healthy population is one that thrives within a community and prospers within an economy. Economic growth then leads to the ability to provide more services back into the community.

A business’ commitment to the well-being not only of their employees but of the members of the community in which they conduct business needs to be considered when developing a sustainability plan.

A COVID-19 safe plan is not just a government requirement — it is a moral obligation to the community and a core aspect of a business’ sustainable development strategy. Making a decision to require all staff and customers being…



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