Eco design and eco label implementation are valuable tools that can assist SMEs in contributing to green growth, green economy and sustainability. They bring about abundance of benefits for not only SMEs but also the whole economy. However, SMEs also have to face a number of obstacles such as financial limitations, lack of government support, lack of strategic resources and lack of relevant knowledge and tools.
The APEC Workshop on Eco Design and Eco Label Implementation for SMEs towards a Green Economy was held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 20-21 July 2023 with the objective of sharing experiences and good practices in developing and implementing eco design and eco label and how to overcome the barriers encountered in the development/ implementation process, in order to promote green economy.
This Report summarized the Workshop proceedings, discussions, survey’s outcomes and recommendation to APEC and member economies.