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8 ENTERPRISE ECOLOGY Building ecological sustainability is a core objective of sustainable development. The focus is on the impact any particular business model has on the environment and on society. Certified environmental management is the way to decouple economic growth and environmental contamination. See below for relevant ecology certificates. ClimatePartner Enterprise Ecology www.climatepartner.com ClimatePartner, international business solution provider in climate protection, offers companies from all sectors climate protection solutions. An integral company portfolio includes certified and cloud-based climate protection software for calculating CO2 emissions and related compensation. ECOfit Enterprise Ecology ECOfit, a company environmental advisory programme of the State of Baden-Württemberg that has existed since April 2005 as a preliminary stage of EMAS and ISO 14001. Objective: developing practically relevant measures, e.g. for reducing energy consumption and energy costs. EMAS Enterprise Ecology Eco-Management und Audit Scheme www.emas.de EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme), also referred to as EU Eco Audit or Eco Audit, a combined system of environmental management and environmental auditing, developed by the EU, for all forms of companies and organisations, in particular for autonomous optimisation of their environmental data. FCBA FRENCH Enterprise Ecology Federal Communications Bar Association www.fcba.fr FCBA (Institut Technologique Forêt Cellulose Bois-construction Ameublement / Institute of Technology for Forest Based and Furniture Sectors, Paris), French Technological Institute for the wood and pulp processing industry and its valueadded chains on a member basis. Focus: support and certification of the members concerning their optimisation efforts in quality, environmental and social management, and related standardisation. ISO 14001 Enterprise Ecology www.iso.org ISO 14001, globally valid standard for the company environmental management system of manufacturing and service companies and organisations. First published in 1996 and amended in 2000, among other reasons in the interests of greater compatibility with the quality management standard ISO 9001, it defines the requirements on an environmental management system that enable the continuous development of an environmental policy and corresponding objectives for organisations. The requirements on the environmental performance are not established in absolute terms. The European EMAS Regulation is based essentially on the content of ISO 14001.

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