Ökoprofit Wien (a Viennese recognition for acting environmentally friendly)

EcoBusinessPlan Vienna – The Environmental Service Package of the City of Vienna Environmental Protection (Municipal Department 22) 
The EcoBusinessPlan Vienna was launched in 1998 by the Vienna City Administration, Municipal Department for Environmental Protection. To date, 500 enterprises have participated in the EcoBusinessPlan, implementing more than 9.000 environmental projects and actions. Through appropriate environmental management practices, these enterprises have been able to generate substantial cost savings totalling about EUR 30 million.
The EcoBusinessPlan Vienna aims to:
– Reduce adverse environmental impacts of economic activity through integrated environmental protection strategies
– Improve the competitive position of Viennese businesses through more efficient use of resources (making full use of innovative potentials and cost saving opportunities), sustaining employment over the medium term
– Strengthen the advisory component in the relationship between the city administration and private sector enterprises
– Contribute to the sustainable development of the City of Vienna
– Support the exchange of information, nationally and internationally, with city administrations and enterprises running similar programmes
– Extend and support environmental protection efforts both nationally and internationally
– Contribute to de-coupling economic growth from resource consumption and environmental damage