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歐盟協助中小企業加入綠化行列

2007年10月08日
摘譯自2007年10月3日ENS美國,比利時布魯塞爾報導;吳萃慧編譯;蔡麗伶審校

英國南約克郡的Royd Moor 風電廠生產輻射塵量較低--較乾淨的電力。(圖片提供:FreeFoto)協助中小型公司有效率地使用能源及其他資源,是歐盟政府行政分部歐盟委員會一份最新出刊的委員會通訊(Communication)上所提到的工作目標。

委員會表示,他們將會透過提供一種合法的執行架構及措施,配合這些小型公司的獨特情況,來實施現有的政策,以達成此工作目標。

為此,委員會提出一個方案來協助中小型公司落實歐盟環境法。這個方案將會在支援網絡裡導入財務資源,簡化環境經營系統的路徑,並且大大提升這些公司在環境議題上的意識。

環境執委主席狄瑪斯(Stavros Dimas)表示:「要成功因應我們所面對的環境挑戰,並且達成我們在溫室氣體排放、再生能源、以及能源效率上的目標,所有歐洲公司都必須站在同一陣線上。」

五金行在英國被視為中小型企業 (圖片提供:FreeFoto)他同時指出:「中小型公司是歐洲經濟體不可或缺的一個部分,因此讓他們為促使歐洲經濟更加永續而盡其義務,是非常重要的。」

今年已經有一些措施已經在進行中。一個數種語言,提供中小型企業(SMEs)瀏覽歐盟環境政策訊息的網站已經開放,一些針對能源效率、氣體排放、土壤水源以及廢棄物議題的工作方針也已完成規劃。另外還將出版一本有關經費取得機會的手冊。

Europe's Smaller Companies Get Help to Grow Greener
BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 3, 2007 (ENS)

Helping small and medium sized companies use energy and resources efficiently is the aim of a newly published Communication from the European Commission, the executive branch of the EU government.

The Commission says it will accomplish its aim by providing a legal framework and measures that reinforce existing policies and initiatives in line with the unique characteristics of smaller companies.
To this end, the Communication proposes to create a program to help small and medium sized companies implement European environmental legislation.

The program will channel financial resources towards support networks, simplify access to environmental management systems, and promote greater awareness of environmental issues among these companies.

Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said, "To successfully tackle the environmental challenges we face and to achieve our targets on greenhouse emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency, all European companies must be on board."

"Small and medium sized companies are an integral part of Europe's economy and it is therefore vital that they play their part in making the European economy more sustainable," the commissioner said.

Several measures are already happening this year. A website providing information on EU environmental policy for SMEs is now available in seven languages and guides on energy efficiency, air emissions, soil and water and waste are planned. A handbook on funding opportunities also will be published.

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