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5.4 Sustainability Principle 4

Back to the problem …

When a certain need cannot be met, we speak of a form of poverty. Poverty exists in rich and poor countries and goes well beyond material poverty. If people are structurally unable to meet their needs, this leads to disease and tensions. Not being able to provide for your needs reduces the quality of life.

What you can do not to break Rule 4

Ways to improve quality of life include:

  • Increases safety in homes and neighborhoods
  • Pay fair wages, judge fairly
  • An open working atmosphere, not a culture of fear
  • Good indoor climate
  • Enough space to organize your own work
  • Treat everyone equally and avoid discrimination

Here are some more examples: