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The issue of waste in European manufacturing SMEs
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) cumulatively cause 64% of total industrial pollution, and contribute approximately 60-70% of the total industrial waste in the EU. However, only 24% of SMEs in the EU are currently acting ...
TraPSS methodology – a smart solution for manufacturing SMEs
Manufacturing SMEs are under high pressure coming from the market and from environmental legislation. They need the ability to rapidly and effectively change the business in response to opportunities and threats from the ...
Business sustainability framework for European manufacturing SMEs
SMEs find it difficult to deal with environmental issues due mainly to their limited resources in terms of money, people and time. Our research also identified other barriers to engaging SMEs in environmental improvement ...
Environmental challenges for European manufacturing SMEs
Many owner/managers of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) do not believe that their business operations have a negative impact on the environment. However, cumulatively their effect is considerable; the SME sector is ...