The present project follows on from the projects "100 Companies for Resource Efficiency" and "100Plus Companies". Within the framework of these projects, a total of 103 practical examples were selected and published between 2014 and 2018. These provide an insight into the potential for operational savings and possible measures for resource efficiency.
Within the scope of the current project, various objectives are being pursued, which result from the experiences and findings of the previous projects. On the one hand, the collection of practical examples is to be extended continuously, whereby the existing spectrum of technological measures is to be expanded in a targeted manner to include areas that have not yet been presented. On the other hand, with regard to the positive effect of resource efficiency measures on climate protection, the determination of CO2 savings through these measures, which mainly concern non-energy raw materials, is to be improved. In this context it is also important to discuss how these savings can be integrated into national and international climate protection activities. In order to transfer the gained knowledge into operational practice, a concept for action in the form of a guideline will be developed on the basis of the case studies. This guideline is intended to lower barriers to resource efficiency measures in companies. Since the case studies have shown that cross-company cooperation can make a significant contribution to the success of resource efficiency measures it is intended to develop an active network of companies with regular exchange and cooperation in the field of resource efficiency.