What is an eco-efficient business?

An eco-efficient business creates goods and services while reducing environmental impact by using fewer resources (energy, water, materials).

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Industry already uses a range of advanced technologies to increase eco-efficiency. For instance, eco-efficient technologies can monitor processes, buildings or equipment to reduce energy use and optimise resources. See current and emerging technologies for tech examples.

Business benefits of eco-efficiency

The benefits of improving the eco-efficiency of your business include:

Increased productivity and competitiveness
Lower energy and maintenance costs
Less waste, and reduced waste management costs
A better experience for staff and customers
Reduced exposure to fluctuating utility/material prices
Potential to increase profitability (due to the above)

How to improve eco-efficiency

For guidance on how to improve the eco-efficiency of your business, see Action Checklist: Improve Eco-efficiency.