EDIT Value Tool

 

Summary

ABOUT THE TOOL

EDIT Value is a tool to identify the most effective opportunities for saving costs, improving the resource efficiency and the overall sustainability performance of small and medium-sized enterprises within the given framework conditions. It enables a company to choose the most effective leverage points and feasible measures leading both to an improvement of resource efficiency and the best allocation of its limited resources. With the help of EDIT Value, all business levels of an enterprise are assessed in a systematic way.

 

METHODOLOGY

The EDIT Value Tool consist of three phases. First, potentials for improving resource efficiency and sustainability within a business are investigated. This involves an analysis of material and energy inputs / outputs, as well as analyses of management systems and product life cycle (phase 1). After the identification of relevant aspects, appropriate intervention tools and measures are presented (phase 2) and the feasibility of the identified tools is assessed (phase 3).

 

BENEFITS OF EDIT VALUE

• Proposed measures bring double benefit: costs saving and reduction of environmental risks at the same time

• Identification of the most promising areas for improvement

• Allocation of possible measures (specific tools, concrete measures) is driven by the company’s needs

• Better control over strategic risks and opportunities of enterprises

• New view on business effectiveness and efficiency

• Improvement of enterprise staff in continuous improvement of enterprise performance

 

EDIT Value Guide

Flyer

Fact Sheet

Methodology Overview

Forms and supporting files

STEP 1.1: STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS

FORM AND INSTRUCTION

STEP 1.2: MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INITIAL ANALYSIS

FORM AND INSTRUCTION

STEP 1.3: INPUT-OUTPUT ANALYSIS

INSTRUCTION

EXCEL FORM

STEP 1.4: WALK THROUGH AN ENTERPRISE

MATERIAL

STEP 1.5: SCREENING ANALYSIS OF THE INPUT AND OUTPUT OF THE PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE

FORM AND INSTRUCTION

STEP 1.6: MAPPING OF ALL POTENTIALS

FORM AND INSTRUCTION

INTERACTIVE EXCEL FORM

STEP 2.1: OVERVIEW OF AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS

SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Allocation of major applications

SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Selection aid for applications within the EDIT Value Tool

STEP 2.3: FEASIBILITY STUDY

SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Advanced Cost-Benefit Analysis – Factsheet

SUPPORTING MATERIALS: Advanced Cost-Benefit Analysis – Guide

About the development of the EDIT Value Tool

The EDIT Value Tool is a major output of the EU-Interreg-project in Central Europe PRESOURCE (Promotion of resource efficiency in SMEs in Central Europe).

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Contact

German Environment Agency

Dr. Daniel de Graaf
Section III 1.4 – Substance-related Product Issues
Wörlitzer Platz 1
D-06844 Dessau-Roßlau
Germany

Phone: ++49-(0)340-2103-3407

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