Survey on standards and sustainable development

18 Apr 2014

Danish Standards (DS) asks for cooperation on a survey about existing as well as needs for standards that can contribute to sustainable development. Focus is on environmental sustainability within the product, process and management system standards.


Here is a list of the national mirror committees that have beeninterviewed in Denmark:


- CEN TC 33 Doors, windows, shutters, buildings hardware and curtain walling

- ISO TV 162 Doors and windows

- CEN TC 191 Fixed firefighting systems

- CEN TC 70 Manual means of firefighting

Feedback on Green Action Plan consultation

16 Apr 2014

The European Commission has published an overview of contributions received in response to a public consultation on the Green Action Plan for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The results will be used to shape actions aimed at promoting resource efficiency for and by SMEs, and will be included in the forthcoming Green Action Plan for SMEs.


European SMEs getting greener, contributing to a resource-efficient economy

30 Dec 2013

Compared to last year, European SMEs are becoming more resource efficient and are contributing substantially to the transition towards a low-carbon economy, according to the results of the 2013 Eurobarometer survey on "SMEs, resource efficiency and green markets" published today. For example, the survey shows that 42% of EU SMEs now have at least one full or part-time green employee1 – a 5% increase from 2012 which exceeds the expectations set by businesses almost two years ago.


Investor insights into non-financial reporting

23 Aug 2013

​Investors are calling for clearer, more comparable and more integrated non-financial reporting and greater accountability from company boards, according to a new survey.


The study, by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), asked investors to evaluate the non-financial reporting practices of European companies.


80 % of Europeans are concerned about the environmental impact of products

23 Jul 2013

According to a new survey, most Europeans would be prepared to change their purchasing habits and buy more environmentally-friendly products, but many feel they lack information and distrust manufacturers' environmental claims. The survey on the "Attitudes of Europeans towards building the single market for green products" indicates that more than three-quarters of respondents are willing to pay more for environmentally-friendly products if they were confident that the products are truly environmentally-friendly (77%).

Eurobarometer survey reveals divided opinions in Europe on CSR

16 Apr 2013

A new Eurobarometer poll suggests that European citizens are divided in their opinion of the corporate world, with a significant proportion believing that companies are paying less attention to their impacts on society and the environment than they did 10 years ago. The survey, commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry, questioned European citizens and other selected nationalities about the influence that companies have on their societies.