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    Does my sentence sound OK?

    The company is sustainable in that it buys products from a company which practices sutainibility or is sustainable towards the environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Does my sentence sound OK?

    The company is sustainable in that it buys products from a company which practices sustainibility or is sustainable towards the environment.

    Thank you for your replay.
    Wow! That's a lot of sustainables. How about, "The company endures because it buys products from companies with similar practices and those that support the environment" -- if that fits with your thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Wow! That's a lot of sustainables. How about, "The company endures because it buys products from companies with similar practices and those that support the environment" -- if that fits with your thought.
    Just to underline the point: 'sustainable' is a buzzword much favoured by marketing executives, but it applies to the practice and not to the company. For example, if a maker of furniture uses 'sustainable' sources, it just means that they can last; whenever they use a tree, they plant one or more (or - more likely - they use a supplier who replants at least as much as he sells).

    So whenever you are persuaded by your marketing department to use 'sustainable/y' or 'sustainability', make sure you use it to refer to resources. And don't forget the second a

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Just to underline the point: 'sustainable' is a buzzword much favoured by marketing executives, [...]
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    Exactly. And there's nothing to guarantee the sustainability of a company merely because it uses sustainable products.

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    I suppose a sustainable company is just one that doesn't kill its customers

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