The increase of resource efficiency - that is to say: cost reduction on material, water, surface and energy within enterprises - is one of the crucial innovation fields for a successful sustainability policy. This applies for future markets and the competitiveness of products as well as for "better than cheaper"-strategies that help to save material costs instead of focussing low-wage strategies. Such change in focus would contribute significantly to a stable location development and job preservation.
Employee organisations could crucially contribute to that change in focus. The process dialogue on resource efficiency, which is embedded in the network resource efficiency, identifies the target group's possibilities for action and specifically applicable instruments. Subsequently, the identified possibilities and instruments should be applicable even to further target groups, considering also alternative possibilities for action. The project's key elements are: interviews with innovative members and heads of employee organisations, dialogue workshops and a brochure for employee organisations.