IPMA’s Council of Delegates has discussed during its meeting in Merida/Mexico the importance of sustainability for projects, project managers and the project management profession at large. We should all be aware of our responsibility in fulfilling the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations through performing projects and programmes in a sustainable manner, aiming at sustainable outcomes and balancing the three “P” of “People”, “Planet” and “Profit”.
A globally spread association like IPMA with its 72 Member Associations shall provide the profession with good practices such as IPMA´s Global Standards and recognise achievements of sustainability in projects through IPMA´s Global Project Excellence and Individual Awards. However, achieving sustainability requires actions and an active role of people involved in projects. From Merida, the The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a federation of 72 member nations jointly promoting the recognition of project management and engaging stakeholders around the world in advancing the discipline. members of IPMA issue a call to action for all people around the world to support the achievement of sustainability in and through projects.
IPMA President Dr. Jesus Martinez-Almela highlights: “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN lead the way and are an urgent call for all people engaged in projects. IPMA will not cease to make a contribution to the well-being of our society, people and nature. Merida is a fine example of sustainability in every aspect, back from its Mayan origins to modern days, where ethnical diversity, artistic, scientific and cultural expressions flourish everywhere, with great emphasis on an ecological systems preservation. During IPMA´s 31st World Congress between September 30th and October 2nd here at Merida it will be discussed how to better integrate sustainability into project management.”
You can read the whole text of the CoD Communique Communique Merida_Mexico
During the CoD there were two countries accepted as IPMA Members: Urugway and Argentina. IPMA CoD approved also new CCT regulations. It is now available for our clients to be widely used. Some of the Member Associations have signed the agreement for using the CCT standard, other MAs are still in process. The first Member Association which signed the regulations was Canada, then Croatia, Serbia, France. The first Member Associations which signed the updated agreement for Delta certification are Canada and Brazil.