ECOPROFIT, the sustainability programme for companies and cities/regions was developed in Graz, Austria in 1991. Since then it has proven as a competent tool for a sustainable economic and
regional development. Among several international awards ECOPROFIT was recommended by the European Union as a best practice and is named as a useful tool for CO2 reduction.
Applying ECOPROFIT leads to several adavantages for companies and cities/regions: a decline in consumption of resources and energy and the reduction of waste and emissions leads to more
eco-efficiency in companies. Cost savings and an improvement of the environment are the economic and ecological effects of the programme.