Sustainable development allows you to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising future generations.

The basis of sustainable development is the economic and environmental interests of society. Violation of the balance between them affects and deteriorates the quality of life.

Modern development requires to reduce resource consumption, switch to alternative materials and renewable energy sources, implement resource-efficient, low-waste, and cleaner technologies.

In 2015, the Global Sustainable Development Goals were endorsed at the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development.

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all humanity.

On September 15, 2017, the Government of Ukraine presented the National Report "The Objectives of Sustainable Development: Ukraine", which defines the basic indicators for achieving the SDGs at the national level.

Goal 12 "Responsible Consumption" requires urgent reduction of environmental impacts through changes in production and consumption of resources and goods.

One Planet Network is the global platform for capacity building and partnership to achieve this goal., which covers such areas as sustainable lifestyles and education, sustainable public procurement, informing consumers, the development of sustainable tourism, ensuring sustainability in the construction and operation of buildings and structures, sustainable food systems, etc.

Ecolabeling is one of the reliable tools for switching to sustainable production through consumer demand. By focusing on eco-labelled products the consumer makes a conscious choice in favor of products with improved characteristics regarding its environmental and health impacts throughout its life cycle. Under the influence of consumer demand and competitive environment, manufacturers are forced to meet the requirements of voluntary environmental standards and work systematically to improve the environmental characteristics of products, improving technology and modernizing production.