While not a stand-alone industry, sustainable business practices are becoming increasingly common place across most industries. Sustainable business practices are beneficial to business and the environment through the adoption of lean and agile processes, and sustainable environmental practices. Sustainability aims to improve productivity and efficiency through embedding sustainable operations, environmental monitoring and technology and competitive systems and practices.
In the private sector, most technicians and paraprofessionals are employed by large companies associated with environmental consultancies, manufacturing, mining and major infrastructure projects. In the public sector, the emphasis of work is more about sustainable management of natural resources, compliance and community education.