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Guide to resource efficiency in manufacturing

This guide on resource efficiency in manufacturing presents theresults and experiences of the REMake partnership and features awide range of policy recommendations to support a faster up-takeof eco-design, process efficiency and value chain optimisation inthe manufacturing industry. In this light, we hope that our workwill inspire policy measures that will improve resource efficiencyand competitiveness in the more than 2,000,000 manufacturingSMEs in Europe.  

Réduire mes impacts

Good practices and measures library of ADEME, in order to act on the company's environmental impacts, but also on its products or services, and contribute to strengthening its overall performance.  

Advancing Resource Efficiency in the Supply Chain – Observations and Opportunities for Action

The purpose of this report is to distil the robust and constructive discussions into critical areas for targeted life cycle-based resource efficiency dialogue and actions that can facilitate efforts to mainstream and institutionalize resource efficiency. In particular, the seven critical needs areas that the U.S. EPA has identified for this report, based on workshop discussions, can inform future focused dialogues in appropriate forums on short- and long-term actions which individuals and organizations from various sectors of society can champion. Under each critical needs area, questions are posed that should be addressed in the context of the challenges, “best” practices, and potential actions which can befound in Appendix 1.  

Urban sustainability issues — Resource-efficient cities: good practice

Cities are key players in minimising the use of resources and in developing the circular model. Generally, municipalities provide utilities and control public services for citizens and businesses that influence the majority of resource and energy use and the production of emissions and waste. Local authorities have the capacity to implement responses at multiple scales. This report analyses both the supply and the demand issues. It is divided into two parts: the first is devoted to how to avoid, prevent and reduce the use of resources; the second addresses reuse, recycling and harvesting.

2018 Digital Transformation Scoreboard

Are EU companies adopting digital technologies? Digital transformation has a positive impact on annual turnover and productivity, and increases resource efficiency. Survey results indicate that a large proportion of businesses that have adopted digital technologies report positive changes in their annual turnover. Most of these technology-adopting businesses (35.7% in the construction industry, and 52% in the food industry) highlight that their annual turnover grew by up to 20% and more during the last three years, while a smaller share 14,2% and 20,8% of these businesses respectively, indicate that their annual turnover during the last three years remained unchanged. Regarding changes in resource efficiency measured by productivity gains, the perception is the same, with a large proportion of businesses adopting technologies, ranging from 35.7% in the construction industry to 47.8% in the food industry reporting having experienced 20% or greater efficiency and productivity in the last three years, while a smaller proportion (17.8% and 29.7% respectively) state that their productivity in the last three years has remained unchanged.

A guide on good practice to boost energy efficiency in Central and South Eastern Europe

The Guide on good practice in energy efficiency for Central and South Eastern Europe (CESEC) that gathers more than 60 good practices meant to support a clean energy transition in that region has just been published.

Environmental Policy Toolkit for SME Greening in EU Eastern Partnership Countries

This toolkit, based on existing good practice, aims to help governments in the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to design and implement key instruments to promote environmental compliance and green business practices among small and medium-sized enterprises. Reducing the environmental impact of SMEs in both manufacturing and services is a key success factor in greening the economy. At the same time, improving environmental performance is a significant business opportunity for SMEs as important suppliers of goods and services. Developed under the EaP GREEN project, this report will be of interest to environmental and economic ministries, as well as business associations and non-governmental and academic institutions in EaP countries.