Sustainable development is good global business

By Lee Soupata
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/09/2004

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here’s a responsibility that comes with being a global firm. Companies need to have a positive impact, both short and long term, on the communities they do business in.

UPS became a global company nearly 30 years ago, and now operates in 200 countries. The business model stresses the importance of taking an integrated approach to development. Companies need to be integrators, rather than extractors, when it comes to world-wide business practices.