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Asian SMEs Adopting Sustainable Consumption and Production

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Asian SMEs Adopting Sustainable Consumption and Production
Year: 2015
Language: English
This publication provides a sample of case studies from SMEs that participated in SWITCH-Asia projects. With the technical support and training received by these projects, they were able to implement changes and adopt new practices that have resulted in substantial improvements in resource and energy efficiency, as well as occupational health and safety.

The cases illustrated in this publication are not intended to be an exhaustive review of all impact generated by the SWITCH-Asia Programme towards Asian SMEs. They are intended as showcases of how SCP practice, approaches and tools are also “SME-friend- ly” and do not necessarily require costly in- vestment or sophisticated technology. This collection demonstrates that the concept of SCP is not a complex approach afforda- ble only by large companies with abundant resources in developed economies. SCP concepts can be applied successfully and substantial improvements realised also by SMEs working with very limited resources and within challenging regulatory and business environments.