Green Business Index has launched a series of round tables to provide information to the companies that want to join the project. The meetings were organized by Green Revolution Association with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.
The first round tables took place on the 21st and 22nd of May 2015 at the Chambers of Commerce and Industry headquarters in Arges and Prahova, presenting the benefits of free assessment of environmental performance and how the environmental impact can be effectively managed.
Some of the most important companies in the counties joined the events: Conpet, Ana Imep, DNG Transeuropesped, Steinel Electronic, Iatsa Campina Euro Envirotech, Sinvex.
The round tables included an introductory presentation of the project, supported by Raluca Fiser, President of Green Revolution Association, followed by some technical explanations, supported by Ninel Lazar, Green Business Index project manager.
During the meetings the four GBI basic tools available for evaluating and reporting the environmental performance were detailed:
• Environmental Performance Evaluation – the main service provided by GBI and rendered by means of an online diagnosis and reporting tool consisting of 7 questionnaires: corporate sustainable development, resource use, environmental impact , waste management, green buildings, supply chain sustainability ,and sustainable transportation.
• Greenhouse gas emissions calculator (also called the carbon footprint calculator) – estimates the total greenhouse gas emissions.
• Guide for environmental performance assessment and reporting – offers practical guidance for companies seeking to evaluate their level of sustainability, being built as an accompanying tool for the corporate sustainability online evaluation platform, Green Business Index.
• Video tutorials – practical, step by step guides for environmental performance assessment and the carbon footprint calculation.
GBI 2015 is a project started by Green Revolution Association, developed in partnership with The Royal Norwegian Society for Development and supported by a grant from Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, in the frame of Green Industry Innovation Programme Romania.