OekoBusiness Vienna: environmental service package for local companies

OekoBusiness Vienna was launched in 1998 by the Municipal Department for Environmental Protection on behalf of the Vienna City Administration. To date, 1,185 companies have participated in OekoBusiness Vienna, implementing more than 15,000 environmental projects and actions.
The success of OekoBusiness Vienna illustrates that the voluntary move to apply quality standards for sustainability that exceed legal requirements creates significant financial benefits

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by Thomas Hruschka, Director of Sustainable Development, Environmental Protection, City of Vienna

DOI 10.12910/EAI2017-020


OekoBusiness Vienna is enshrined in the Smart City Vienna framework, the city's long-term and holistic strategy to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The aim is to ensure the best quality of life for all of Vienna's citizens and to save resources through comprehensive innovations. An important part of this aim is for companies in the city to do business in an environmentally sustainable way. …