An ideology that advocates the proper functioning of the society and natural environment over many years, which leads to a harmonious relationship between man and his fellows, between man and the community, work place, the state, the environment and the entire world.

The processes that lead to such a situation must be “sustainable” – i.e.

processes that use resources that can be renewed at a rate equal or greater than man’s rate of consumption, and can thus be sustained over time without impairing the ability of future generations to sustain themselves.