Sustainable development leads to the satisfaction of basic human needs, while maintaining the integrity of the ecosystem. The implementation of sustainable development principles in an organisation requires its transformation. The diversity of changes requires support from human capital management. It is essential to reach the foundations of the functioning of an organisation, encompassing the basic principles of its operation. The engagement of employees, which is necessary to follow the principles of sustainable development, implies the need to use a comprehensive set of instruments under the broadly conceived remuneration system. The basic criterion for its assessment is fairness.