Nov 22, Abstract This paper highlights six emerging trends in the tourism industry - the rise of Chinese tourists, increased terrorism attacks, rise of cruise holidays, advances in information technology, investment in tourist sites and enhanced transportation. The opportunities, challenges and implications posed by these six emerging trends are discussed.
Environmental sphere[ edit ] A major initiative of sustainable businesses is to eliminate or decrease the environmental harm caused by the production and consumption of their goods. The carbon footprint concept is derived from ecological footprint analysis, which examines the ecological capacity required to support the consumption of products.
One of the most common examples is the act of "going paperless" or sending electronic correspondence in lieu of paper when possible. For example, Canadian farmers have found that hemp is a sustainable alternative to rapeseed in their traditional crop rotation; hemp grown for fiber or seed requires no pesticides or herbicides.
Sustainable business leaders also take into account the life cycle costs for the items they produce. Input costs must be considered in regards to regulations, energy use, storage, and disposal.
This process enables users to consider the potential environmental impacts of a product and the process used to make that product. For example, various producers in the bamboo fiber industry have been taken to court for advertising their products as more "green" than they are.
Green investment firms are consequently attracting unprecedented interest. In the UK, for instance, the Green Investment Bank is devoted exclusively to supporting renewable domestic energy. However, the UK and Europe as a whole are falling behind the impressive pace set by developing nations in terms of green development.
By providing micro-loans and larger investments, these firms assist small business owners in developing nations who seek business education, affordable loans, and new distribution networks for their "green" products. Sustainable Businesses[ edit ] The Harvard Business School business historian Geoffrey Jones academic has traced the historical origins of green business back to pioneering start-ups in organic food and wind and solar energy before World War 1.
Ironically, founder Henry Ford was a pioneer in the sustainable business realm, experimenting with plant-based fuels during the days of the Model T. This was a form of upcycling, retaining high quality in a closed-loop industrial cycle.
Today, of course, Fords aren't made of hemp nor do they run on the most sensible fuel.
This position is responsible for establishing a long-range sustainability strategy and environmental policy. The person in this position will also help develop the products and processes necessary to satisfy both customers and society as a whole while working toward energy independence.
It remains to be seen whether Ford will return to its founder's vision of a petroleum-free automobile, a vehicle powered by the remains of plant matter. In a Subaru assembly plant in Lafayette became the first auto manufacturer to achieve zero land fill status when the plant implemented sustainable policies.
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The company successfully managed to implement a plan that increased refuse recycling to And from the year to the yearenvironmental incidents and accidents reduced from 18 to 4. CEO Arran Stephens and his associates have ensured that the quickly growing company's products are produced without toxic farm chemicals.
Furthermore, employees are constantly encouraged to find ways to reduce consumption. Sustainability is an essential part of corporate discussions. The company claims to offer the first carbon neutral coffee sold in Canada. The same material is later recycled to make bricks.
Organizations also can encourage education in their communities by training their employees and offering internships to younger members of the community.
Practices such as these increase the education level and quality of life in the community. For a business to be truly sustainable, it must sustain not only the necessary environmental resources, but also social resources—including employees, customers the communityand its reputation.
Not all eco-strategies can be incorporated into a company's Eco-portfolio immediately. The widely practiced strategies include: Innovation, Collaboration, Process Improvement and Sustainability reporting.
Collaboration The formation of networks with similar or partner companies facilitates knowledge sharing and propels innovation. Process Improvement Continuous process surveying and improvement is essential to reduction in waste. Employee awareness of company-wide sustainability plan further aids the integration of new and improved processes.
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Furniture manufacturers in California and abroad need to be abreast of emerging trends that are shaping a new furniture industry landscape. The trends focus mainly on the fundamental shifts in U.S.
consumers’ buying preferences due to changing lifestyles.