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Resource Efficiency

Resource efficiency is one of the big megatrends of the 21st century. Practical resource scarcity, increasing resource costs and sustainably aligned economic activity are the reasons for an intensive discussion on the topic of resource efficiency in the econsense circle. This involves not only resource-conserving production but also life cycles and recycling in a way that conserves resources to the greatest extent possible.

News of our Members

09/19/2013 | Modern, quiet and environmentally efficient: Lufthansa Group orders 59 ultra-modern wide-body Boeing 777-9X and Airbus A350-900 aircraft

Following a recommendation by the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Executive Board headed by Dr Christoph Franz, the Supervisory Board approved the purchase of 59 ultra-modern aircraft for the Group at its meeting yesterday. 34 Boeing 777-9Xs and 25 Airbus A350-900s will be added to the Lufthansa Group's wide-body fleet. The first of these new aircraft will be delivered as early as 2016. Older Boeing 747-400s and Airbus A340-300s will be phased out by 2025. The new aeroplanes will primarily serve to replace existing aircraft at Lufthansa.

01/25/2013 | E-world 2013: TÜV Rheinland and Telekom cut energy consumption for buildings and IT infrastructures

A new partnership between Deutsche Telekom and technical inspection service TÜV Rheinland now helps companies to save energy. Telekom's role is to collect the consumption data, while TÜV Rheinland uses it to develop efficiency measures and establish an energy management system.

10/30/2012 | Deutsche Post and StreetScooter GmbH extend cooperation to 2013

  • Production of first prototypes meets expectations
  • 50 pilot vehicles to be tested in 2013

10/15/2012 | KPMG: Sustainable Insight "Water Scarcity"

In the edition of KPMG’s Sustainable Insight KPMG explores how the world’s major businesses are setting out their approaches to water scarcity via their key communication vehicles on corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability.



Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.