Julius Blum GmbH, Beschlaegefabrik

8 6 Blum Inspirations Not many issues are currently as prominent a topic as that of sustainability. People tend to think mainly about the ecological aspects such as careful use of resources, reducing emissions, waste management or mobility. But to meet the needs of future generations, social and economic sustainability is also impor tant. Sustainability in mind The three pillars of sustainabilit y – environmental, social, economic – form the basis for a holistic, forward-look ing approach and long- lasting solutions. This can also be seen in the goals formulated in the United Nation's Global Action Plan – the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Alongside measures such as climate protection, you will find points such as high- qualit y education or sustainable consumption. Guiding principle and strategy Blum is steadily work ing on implementing this agenda. "We firmly believe that economic and environmental per formance must go hand in hand if we are to achieve sustainable management," says Pascal Fit z from the Blum sustainabilit y team. "We take environmental protection ver y ser iously and str ive to reduce