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