The pillars of sustainability are economics, ecology, and society

For managers and decision-makers, implementing ProSEM is a win-win solution. It introduces a framework that links increased profitability with improved working conditions – it builds an understanding of the direct relationship between these two important dynamics within the enterprise. Based on the PREMA principles, ProSEM identifies concrete actions that are profitable yet supportive for improved worker conditions.

Again, the NPO analysis identifies opportunities where cost can be reduced and productivity enhanced. Improved working conditions result in reduced waste and effluents, less air emissions and material losses.

ProSEM simultaneously highlights the interests of various actors in a company and seeks fields of common interests and compromises. It helps participants identify ‘win-win’ options based on:

  • Relations between employers and employees.
  • Organisation of work flow (production process).
  • Occupational health and safety issues at the work place.
  • Arrangement for compensation (payment).

TABLE – interest comparison

ProSEM applies experiential learning processes and builds a culture of organisational learning, which is fundamental for a successful change process. It helps participants understand the rewards of improved social and environmental standards in a production process.

Participants profit from an individual Action Plan that demonstrates implementation timelines, objectives, indicators, activities, roles and responsibilities. This offers a supportive structure for the implementation of change.