Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Three pillars: profits, planet and people.
Not excluding any of the groups involved in economic, environmental and social development.
Whilst growth is crucial for businesses, sustainability should not constitute a barrier. As a result, this opens doors for new opportunities to thrive.
A collaborative business exercise for the betterment of the nation as a whole.
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What can your business do?
Business Mauritius has identified 5 key areas as priority for the development of a sustainable and inclusive Mauritius. The 5 key areas have been translated into commitments for better adherence by the business community. These commitments have been proposed since they are pertinent to any type of business – from SMEs to large corporates across various sectors (cross-cutting).
A guideline for each of the 5 key areas has been drafted by Business Mauritius to help understanding as well as future implementation by each and every actor of the economy. The objective of this guideline is to help businesses be more engaged by putting environmental considerations at the heart of every decision.
The guidelines propose 30 business actions (each commitment contains 6 business actions that companies can commit to undertake). Companies can choose from the list, a certain number of business actions which they are willing to undertake – it is not mandatory for a company to adhere to all 30 business actions.
To demonstrate the impact of actions, a number of indicators have also been proposed to facilitate impact assessment and consolidation.
The guidelines can now be viewed in the next section.
5 KEY COMMITMENTS
- We commit to shift to a low-carbon economy to consolidate resilient development
- We commit to engage in sustainable consumption and production, including a local agricultural value chain, through producer/importer and consumer responsibility to valorise and optimize resources and by-products
- We commit to protect our biodiversity and natural heritage through mindful development and adapting to climate change collaboratively
- We commit to make our island safe, pleasant, and valorise cultural and historical heritage for the well-being of communities
- We commit to adopt inclusive development practices
Click on each of the signs below to access Business Guidelines.
How can your business benefit from it?
SELF-EVALUATION (voluntary basis)
Companies will be able to choose relevant business actions easily and consult baseline data (free of charge) on Business Mauritius’ digital platform.
Business Mauritius team will provide technical assistance and information to assist your company. The public-private dialogue will also help concerning business actions to address systemic issues.
Companies will benefit from training sessions and events organised by Business Mauritius.
All companies’ actions will be communicated on Business Mauritius’ digital platforms. A toolkit for internal/external practices will also be provided.
Business Mauritius will initiate collaboration with international partners, certification and labelling.
Dear Business Leaders, Business Mauritius has come up with the SigneNatir Pact which spells out our commitment to fully embrace the Triple Bottom Line concept of “People, Planet and Profit”. We are taking an additional step in raising awareness about the need to reinforce our practices to safeguard our livelihoods, implement climate change adaptation strategies, and help our communities to become more resilient. It is therefore with a sense of commitment that I extend a warm invitation to all members of the business community to adhere to the SigneNatir Pact. Together, we can make a positive impact at the level of the country. Sustainably Yours, Philippe Espitalier-Noël Chairman of Sustainability and Inclusive Growth Commission
Dear Friends, SigneNatir was created as the next step towards a sustainable and greener Mauritius through the collective participation of businesses. Our aim is to reinforce multi-stakeholder dialogue an eco-systemic issues to carry out SigneNatir’s actions at the national and international levels. In these unprecedented times, more than ever, we need to tackle issues of climate change and global warming. This is why we encourage Business Mauritius’ members to engage in this project. Together, we can make a difference. Kevin Ramkaloan Chief Executive Officer
Dear Sustainability Managers, SigneNatir’s very purpose comes across these two words that see progress as intrinsically linked and endorsed by Nature. We would like to acknowledge the efforts of those who helped us make this dynamic possible, namely the SIG Commission, the Sustainability Network and our devoted BM team. In essence, this pact is collaborative. More than collaboration, it is a conspiration. If we look at the original meaning, “conspire” has a positive intention where people see the need to regroup to achieve common goals. So, literally let’s all “breathe together” and follow the Signe of Natir. Mickaël Apaya Head of Sustainability and Inclusive Growth