EU4Environment call: expression of interest for enterprises to join a 3-day intensive training on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production in Azerbaijan
The EU-funded EU4Environment Action is looking for Small and Medium-sized manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs) to benefit from a three-day intensive training on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) on 18th, 20th and 22nd of December 2023, and to participate in the implementation of the RECP methodology in Azerbaijan.
This call was initiated based on the request of numerous manufacturing companies wanting to learn more about the RECP methodology since the beginning of its implementation in the country in 2021.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 08 December 2023
Between 2021-2023, 35 local (manufacturing) SMEs in Azerbaijan were selected and supported in greening their businesses and improving the efficiency of their production. The focus of these improvements was in the fields of energy, use of raw materials and supplies, water efficiency, and waste management (hence, scaling up the application of the RECP methodology).
The expected benefits for the participating SMEs in the RECP training are to:
- Improve resource input in their production processes.
- Identify resources/cost saving opportunities.
- Build capacity for long term resource efficiency and cleaner production.
- Improve the environment management system and compliance by decreasing waste generation, emissions and/or effluents.
- Access finance related to clean production and green economy.
Upon completion of the training, the companies will be able to conduct a systematic analysis based on the RECP methodology to help themselves optimize their resources use. This involves data analysis to assess inefficiencies, as well as a technical, economic, and environmental evaluation of measures to reduce the negative environmental impact of the existing production practices, which will eventually support the improvement of the company’s general production process.
The companies interested to participate in the RECP training should meet the following requirements:
- Be registered as a local legal entity and be operational in Azerbaijan.
- Be a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).
- Be engaged in or part of the manufacturing industry.
This activity is undertaken by the national team of UNIDO under the EU4Environment Action in Azerbaijan. The team consist of a National Coordinator and a consortium of companies led by ACE Group Consultants, as a National Implementing Partner of UNIDO. The national team will handle the application and participation of companies in the RECP training.
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