Centre On Sustainable Consumption and Production - Priority - Responsible Development

Responsible Development

Involvement of business in SCP activities is crucial for the realisation of the implementation challenge. Accordingly, the Marrakech Process calls for policy frameworks that promote the adoption of SCP by industry and the CSCP is responding to this call by working on both public and private sector strategies to promote responsible industrial development.

For companies, CSCP aims to promote a better understanding of the value of SCP and raise awareness that it can be profitable and make business sense. These activities take into account the different potential and capa-bilities of transnational companies versus SME’s and the informal sector, addressing these constituents through targeted concepts. Although informal and micro enterprises may not have the resources to make SCP investments, CSCP recognises the importance of such enterprises in achieving environmental and social quality improvements. For governments, CSCP develops flexible policy interventions to promote sustainable production that take into account businesses capabilities, needs and motivations. CSCP promotes policy approaches that feature a flexible mix of financial and economic instruments, information tools and voluntary approaches com-plementing regulation.

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