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Delivering eco design business support to SMEs on a transnational scale: benefits and learning outcomes

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Publication date7/11/2007
Number of pages0
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceIEMA Environmental Knowledge Exchange 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period7/11/07 → …

Abstract

The advantages of engendering eco-design principles within the design stages of manufacturing operations have resulted in a greater level of efficiency for many large organisations. However, due to the operational priorities and day-to-day commitments of Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) within the manufacturing sector, many smaller firms have been unable to reap the benefits of integrating such approaches. The SIMPLE Project (Successful Implementation of Eco-design Methodologies into SMEs) delivered a business support solution that enabled SMEs to adopt new approaches that provided them with significant benefits, whilst being sympathetic to the needs and demands of smaller companies.