Submitted by: SERI Nachhaltigkeitsforschungs und -kommunikations GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: SERI indicators for the use of natural resources
Our society and our economy based on natural resources that are highly vulnerable to overexploitation. This unsustainable use of resources poses serious consequences for the environment and humans. The indicators developed by SERI set of materials, water, land and greenhouse gas emissions provides a comprehensive analysis of resource use of economies, industries, businesses and products. The set of indicators helps to identify potential savings in companies. Further use is the set of indicators in assessing the impact of policy measures at national and European level. The SERI-set of indicators has been repeatedly applied successfully for products and companies and is currently under review by the European Commission as a key set of indicators for EU policies.