Presentation on theme: "Why go beyond compliance? Examples from Hungary BEYOND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE: DELIVERING A SUSTAINABLE EUROPE OPEN DAYS, 12 October, 2011, Bruxelles."— Presentation transcript:
Why go beyond compliance? Examples from Hungary BEYOND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE: DELIVERING A SUSTAINABLE EUROPE OPEN DAYS, 12 October, 2011, Bruxelles
Corporate Social Responsibility What motivates businesses? Based on the Alternate & Brandtrend study on perceptions of CSR in Hungary, 2010
Setting an example: Greening NDA headquarters Printing Recycling Energy saving lights Bicyle storage Solar panels on top of the office building Internet based calls for project applications Pressure? Commitment?
Delivering the softies: making horizontal principles matter Strengthened project design & appraisal: checklists and additional points in project selection A horizontal prize used to highlight environmental benefits of EU-funded projects
Multiple benefits at sewage plants Sewage treatment plant for Budapest fully covered In addition, over 2600 trees and several thousand shrubs planted to recultivate the site The Zalaegerszeg sewage treatment plant uses sludge to produce biomethane to fuel its own fleet and municipal public transport
Committed: conservation education project rescues listed Pannon grassland Zoo project designed to demonstrate plant communities in rocky habitats Species collected from building sites where otherwise they would have been destroyed