Population and society

Whatever interpretation of the concept sustainable development one prefers, human wellbeing is fundamental (as opposed to sustainability which does not necessarily involve humans – it is e.g. quite possible to imagine a sustainable ecosystem without people). Human well-being is about having basic needs like those for water, food and security fulfilled, but it is also about the kind of society we live in and what opportunities that society offers its inhabitant.

An overview of the most important ways of dealing with social aspects in sustainable supply chains in terms of choice of indicators and assessment methods and processes is found in this report: Social aspects in work towards sustainable supply chains.