Resource Efficiency Indicators

Published: 6 May 2014

Policies & Issues: Environment

In the light of the recently published Resource Efficiency Scoreboard by Eurostat and envisaged Circular Economy Package, Orgalime would like to provide further thoughts on the debate on developing meaningful and appropriate resource efficiency indicators following its earlier position paper on the matter:

Resource use and resource efficiency is a matter of great interest to the companies represented by Orgalime. On average, some 45% of costs in our sector are related to raw material input.  Therefore, our sectors have to invest continuously into improving their own resource efficiency performance in manufacturing processes and for their products to remain competitive and cut down costs.  Our companies aim at driving costs down for their customers while improving the environmental performance of manufactured goods without compromising their overall 'fitness for purpose' with lower resource consumption or waste treatment costs.  Indeed, our industry stands harsh international competition and therefore resource efficiency is a constant challenge [more in download]

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