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Date: 2022-08-12 Page is: DBtxt003.php L0900-ACTIVITIES-05a
ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITIES HAVE IMPACT ON EVERYTHING
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SOCIAL IMPACT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ECONOMIC IMPACT
Income flows and consumption support quality of life ... The contributions people make are both paid work and a variety of unpaid valuable services ... There is net benefit AND change to capitals (hopefully positive) Ecosystem services are a source of all value ... System changes are happening faster now that at any time in history ... Extreme weather events have become more frequent and dangerous Activities are essential for business and the GDP metric. Business profits benefit investors and payroll benefits employees and products benefit society.
AGRICULTURE / FOOD
The flow of food is of immense importance. It is essential for life itself, and the flow has impact on society and the wellness of people, on the degradation of the environment and is also a big employer and wage payer as well as an economic source of profit.
PRODUCTS / Economic and Social Benefit with Environmental Cost
The flow of product through the supply chain, into use and then the post use waste chain is the life blood of the socio-enviro-economic system. There is deep management analysis of business operations and performance, not so much for performance of products. Every product should have an SVP.
ENERGY
Energy has been essential for the amazing progress realized since the beginning of the industrial revolotion, but the damage to the environment has not been accounted for, and now poses an existential threat to almost everything that have been normal for thousands of years.
PLACE
Where people live, and how they live is important for quality of life. The management of place needs to be a holistic process taking into consideration social impact, environmental impact and economics. Good infrastructure and the availability of services are essential.
WORK / PAYROLL
Workers should be paid a decent wage that reflects a fair allocation of the benefits of productivity between workers and owners. This has not happened since the 1980s. Companies must be held accountable for their payroll profiles, including the payrolls that are embedded in their material and product flows.
LOGISTICS / TRAVEL / MOBILITY
Moving people and product around is energy intensive, but also requires major investment in built infrastructure and equipment. Modern transport and logistics systems have been optimized for speed, convenience and low economic costs, but impacts on society and the environment have been ignored.
MATERIAL / EXTRACTION, PROCESSING, USE then DISPOSAL
The flow of material from extraction to eventual post use waste has impacts on society and the environment at every stage. All of this should be accounted for and all the actors should be held accountable in a meaningful way. Every material should have a standard value profile (SCP) to enable accountability.
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