A Primer for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises:
Enterprise Level Indicators for Resource Productivity and Pollution Intensity
Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) is a preventive, enterprise level approach to improve resource use, reduce environmental pollution and contribute to sustainable industrial development.
It is based on an integrated preventive environmental strategy to processes, products and services to increase overall efficiency and to reduce risks to humans and the environment.
RECP can be applied to the processes used in any industry, to products and to various services provided in society. A key feature of the success of RECP initiatives is the monitoring of performance improvements both in terms of increased resource productivity, as well as in terms of decreased pollution intensity.
The Guide Enterprise Level Indicators for Resource Productivity and Pollution Intensity has been developed to document enterprise level RECP results, that are widely applicable in Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in developing and transition countries.
The Guide provides a core set of enterprise level resource productivity and pollution intensity indicators, explains how these indicators can be applied and how they can be used to initiate RECP and document its results.
The Guide is also supported by a set of success stories, which demonstrate how the indicators have been applied in different companies to measure the results of RECP.
It is expected the Guide can serve as a start and reference point for SMEs to plan, structure, initiate and further develop RECP activities and thus form a basis for continuous efforts towards sustainable industrial development.
To facilitate enterprise level implementation, an Excel-based calculation tool for data processing has been developed.
To request the calculation tool and for other information, please contact:
Unit Chief Rene Van Berkel
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