Comparable Environmental Indicators for Companies

It is true that environmental declarations, sustainability or CSR reports contain lots of figures, but mostly they do not allow an assessment or comparisons between companies. Within the scope of a study commissioned by the Consumer Council the sectors bank services, cement production and textiles were investigated in more detail. It became clear that comparable environmental indicators for companies can only be developed on a subsector level. Examples of key indicators were drawn up for the areas mentioned above and a general procedure for their elaboration was worked out. Environmental and consumer organisations ask for the inclusion of such indicators in the revision of EMAS.