Access EU Eco-Innovation funds with SGS

Top Quote The development of "green solutions" has become an increasingly important priority for many companies. The SGS Ecodesign team can support you in your bid to access EU funding for your eco-innovation project. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 08, 2010 - Firms are becoming more interested in eco-innovation as a response both to public debates regarding climate change, chemical toxicity and sustainability; and to increasing levels of government regulation introduced in response to environmental concerns.

    To further support projects designed to improve resource efficiency and reduce environmental impact, the European Commission is this year making available 35 million euros in funding for new eco-innovation projects.

    A range of eco-innovation projects lie within the four priority sectors determined by the European Commission.

    Within the area of Materials Recycling projects span from those aimed at increasing the recyclability of products through green product design, to those that aim to produce new innovations in recycling processes.

    The Building and Construction Sector includes work on reduced resource consumption and waste production (including reductions in embodied carbon) in construction products and processes.

    The Food & Drink Sector has focused on innovation designed to increase efficiencies in packaging methods and in the use of raw materials as well as improved efficiencies in processes related to the processing of food and drink. Attention to water management processes is also a priority in this sector.

    In the area of Greening Business and 'Smart' Purchasing, work is being done on reducing environmental impact through the substitution of scarce materials with more resource efficient secondary materials, such as bio-based materials, as well as overall reductions in resource usage. In this sector, the creation of clean and green production processes is also key.


    The SGS Ecodesign team can assist you with your eco-innovation projects. SGS offer proposal development and implementation services, drawing on an extensive range of solutions and consultation, testing and auditing expertise.

    SGS Services offer a life cycle based system of

    Product Environment Assessment; environmental product design, positioning and improvement using green technologies.

    Management Solutions; organizational and supply chain integration of procedures and tools.

    Production Solutions; design improvement and eco-labeling implementation.

    SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

    Contact details:

    SGS Consumer Testing Services
    Bethany Murray
    Sustainability Consultant

    SGS United Kingdom Ltd, Saunders House, 52-53 The Mall, Ealing, London, W5 3TA
    Phone number: +44 (0)203 008 7876
    E-mail address: ( @ ) sgs dot com

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