Skip main navigation

New offer! Get 30% off one whole year of Unlimited learning. Subscribe for just £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

What is sustainability?

Sustainability Sharlene Haycock
What does the word sustainability make you think of? Take a few moments and quickly write down some of your ideas.

This is a definition that is widely used. ‘Sustainability meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’

The definition was taken from the 1987 United Nations report, developed by the Bruntland Commission.

This article is from the free online

Sustainability in the New Zealand Wine Industry

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now