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Sustainable Consumption and Production

The EU Sustainable Development Strategy identified the promotion of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) as one of the key sustainability challenges. The aim is to use natural resources more efficiently by changing the production and consumption patterns.

In this context, the European Commission’s Communication “Roadmap to a resource Efficient Europe” adopted in September 2011 defines the medium and long term goals and measures already outlined by the Europe 2020 flagship initiative on “A resource efficient Europe”. UEAPME believes such important EU initiatives will bring about further policy and legislative measures in the sustainable area. Such measures will definitively have an impact on the way SMEs operate irrespective of their size or sector.