100 companies for resource efficiency

Accompanying research to "100 companies for resource efficiency"


Manufacturing companies from Baden-Württemberg have the possibility to propose its successfully implemented or planned measures to resource efficiency for 100 lighthouse projects in Baden-Württemberg. The best practice examples will be selected jointly by the participating organizations, the Ministry of Environment, Umwelttechnik BW and the scientists of the research network and will be presented publicly at the end of the project. The project "100 companies for resource efficiency" is an essential part of the "Alliance for more efficient use of resources", which, in 2013, was established between the state government and the leading business associations in the country, including the National Association of Industry (LVI) and the provincial divisions of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( BWIHK), the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), the Association of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and the Central Association of the Electrical and Electronics Industry (ZVEI).
The project is professionally supervised and organisationally coordinated by a composite of the Institute for Industrial Ecology (INEC), the Institute for Industrial Science and Technology Management (IAT) located at the University of Stuttgart and Umwelttechnik BW.

 Project Leader

Project Duration

2014 - 2018

Project Funding

Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Wuerttemberg

Project Partner

Umwelttechnik BW GmbH


Schmidt, M. (2018): "The 100 Companies Project Resource Efficient Practice Cases from Producing Industry". In: Lehmann, H. [Hrsg.]: Factor X : Challenges, Implementation Strategies and Examples for a Sustainable Use of Natural Resources. Springer, Cham, 347-358. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50079-9_24.

Preiß, M.; Haubach, C. und Schmidt, M. (2017): "100 Betriebe für Ressourceneffizienz – ein Leuchtturmprojekt für den Umweltschutz". In: Horizonte. Forschung an Fachhochschulen in Baden-Württemberg (50/2017): 16-21. Link zum Download

Schmidt, M., Spieth, H., Bauer, J. und C. Haubach (2017): 100 Betriebe für Ressourceneffizienz : Band 1 - Praxisbeispiele aus der produzierenden Wirtschaft. Springer Spektrum, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53367-3.

Haubach, C. (2017): "Transparente Effizienz : Unternehmen im Ländle gehen mit guten Beispielen voran". In: KONTUREN : Zeitschrift der Hochschule Pforzheim, 2017: 16-19. https://www.hs-pforzheim.de/fileadmin/user_upload/uploads_redakteur/Presse-_und_Oeffentlichkeitsarbeit/Publikationen/Konturen/2017/Transparente_Effizienz.pdf.

Haubach, C.; Viere, T. und Schmidt, M. (2016): Resource efficiency in action – compilation and evaluation of 100 case studies in German manufacturing industries. In: Schaltegger, S. [Hrsg.] Two Decades of Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Accounting–What has been achieved?; Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN); Lüneburg; 22-23 September 2016; Centre for Sustainability Management, 109-111. http://eman2016.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/20th_EMAN_conference_proceedings-V03.pdf.