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1 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 CO7: Sustainable Management in small and medium Enterprises in Heidelberg  Introduction  Strategy  Cooperation with Industry and Commerce  Conclusions Dr. Hans-Wolf Zirkwitz

2 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007

3 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 CITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2010 Heidelbergs Local Agenda Drawn up by Public Participation Citizens Workshops 360 Amendment Proposals Guidelines and Targets for Local Activities and Decisions Central Objectivs Refers to the Aalborg Charta Increasing Participation of the Citizens Preservation of Heidelbergs Asset Achievement of Full Employment Protection of Natural Resources

4 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 City Development Plan – Political Guidelines and Targets Strategies Integrating social, economic and ecological aspects Action orientated Local Plans and Concepts City of Dialogue – Communication and Cooperation Community as a Model, Mediator and Promoter Indicators for Controlling and Reporting European Sustainable City Local, regional, international Networking Sustainability as a Creative Process Responsibility for the Global Climate

5 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 Cooperation project „Sustainable Management“ Branche specific projects: - „Hairdressers and Environment“ - „Bakeries and Environment“ - „Painters and Environment“ Round Table „Sustainable Management“ Bringing together all important local Actors Pilot project „Sustainable Management“: - Since 2001, Networking/ Workshops : 57 SME, Employees -Coordination and financial Support by the City of Heidelberg - Moderation, Analysis and Support by external Experts

6 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 Criteria to Receive the Label Presentation of the environmental guidelines Execution of the weakpoint analysis Presentation of the environmental program Presentation of the organisational structure to realize operational environmental protection measures Compliance with all relevant environment law regulations

7 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 Realized Cost Savings Phase I+II € 275 t CO 2

8 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 Commission - Link to Local Stakeholders Chamber of Industry and Commerce Chamber of Handicraft University Big local enterprises with EMAS/ ISO 14001ff Environmental associations Scientific instituts

9 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 Award Ceremony Awards by environment minister of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Tanja Gönner, and Lady Mayor Beate Weber, WILD-Stiftung, Oct. 10th, 2005

10 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 CONCLUSIONS Environmental damages will be avoided or reduced. Costs will be saved by realization of innovative measures. Image profit More legal certainty for the enterprises. Networking, Cooperation, Partnership Achievement of the Targets of the STEP/Aalborg Charter in a practical way The Motto: Advice and Promotion instead of Reglementation and Punishment! Waste Hazardous Materials Water Protection Security Hazardous Incidents Pollution Control Environmental Protection

11 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 Cooperation project „Sustainable Management“: Examples for Realized Cost Savings Energy saving by optimization of the lighting system 940€ /a Energy management for the computer system 230 € /a 250€ /a Using the cooling system only when needed € /a Bisection of the residual waste amount 1150€ /a Optimization of the heating system

12 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 Schooling Initiative Cooperation of participating enterprises with the non-profit organisation Orthos e.V.: „Attended Schooling“: Three-way schooling with regular formation enterprise, trade school „training enterprise“ Actually 6 young persons placed as apprentices and interns

13 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 The City of Heidelberg as a model The Municipal Utility and Transport Services (HVV) are validated according to EMAS since 1996 The Office of Waste Management and Street Cleaning is validated according to EMAS since 1999 The International Comprehensive Secondary School Hasenleiser (IGH) is validated according to EMAS since 2001 The Fire Department, the Municipal Landscape Architects and the Municipal Horticultural Establishment will be validated according to EMAS in next future

14 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 The City of Heidelberg motivates companies The administration motivates small and medium sized enterprises (SME) situated in Heidelberg to develop an independent environmental manag- ement system as a prestage to an EMAS or ISO validation in the project “Sustainable Management for SME”

15 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 Realized Cost Savings and Benefit for the Environment by „Sustainable Management“ € p.a. 247 t CO 2 p.a. Balance of first 2 years

16 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 Cooperation project „Sustainable Management“: Workshops 1. Project organisation/ first check 2. Purchase, storage, hazardous materials 3. Climate protection: energy check, logistics, traffic 4. Waste, sewage, emissions 5. Products, public relations 6. Management, controlling 7. Communikation, cooperation 8. Sustainability: regional ecological development, new working-time regulations

17 Office of Environmental Protection, Trade Supervison and Energy 5th Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference Seville, 21 –24 March 2007 HEIDELBERG – FACTS AND FIGURES Inhabitants Foreigners Students 109 km 2 Area 30% Settlements 40% Forests 30% Farming land Jobs 80% Service Sector 20% Manufacturing Sector Tourists Visitors on a Daytrip


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