Recruitment process begins for Sustainable Bottom Line Bornholm

by | Apr 10, 2018

Sustainability must also be good for business – this is one of eight new goals that a large group of citizens discovered during Bornholm Day, held last November. Together with a number of partners, the regional municipality is now rolling out a project that will pave the way forward for green industry and bring the island’s small and medium-sized businesses into the green transition.

In three years, 30-40 companies will be helped with green transition. Some will begin up-selling new green products or will develop a greener customer profile. Half of them will get up to 70,000 DKK, to be used on individual green consultation. All of them want to earn money through savings in energy and materials.

The project has been named Sustainable Bottom Line Bornholm and will help companies see the possibilities of walking the green path. The numerous companies with a green and better bottom line should be examples of how the green agenda can lift Bornholm’s business community.

Chairman of Business Center Bornholm, Peter Vesløv says:

“From the very beginning, the concept of ​​our well-known project, Bright Green Island, has been to use a smart green agenda to bring growth to Bornholm through innovation, using a common branding platform. We believe that sustainability can strengthen companies’ bottom lines while helping to attract labor to the island. With Sustainable Bottom Line Bornholm, we can show how we do this.”

Gate 21, together with eight selected Bornholm partners, will be developing and implementing green business models, ready for the companies’ benefit. These can deal with immediate savings on energy and materials, as well as more long-term competitive advantages gained by thinking about products and services as part of the circular economy.

Sustainable Bottom Line Bornholm will ensure that companies meet their potential for energy and material efficiency, circular economics and green business development. Businesses are offered process support, mapping of material and energy efficiency potentials, energy auditing, consultancy assistance for developing a green business model and investment support, as well as networking and workshops, all as part of the project.

Shortly a number of companies will be invited to the project, but all interested companies can contact Business Center Bornholm or Bright Green Island directly.

Sustainable Bottom Line Bornholm has been underway since 1 November 2017 and runs for three years. The project has been developed with partners in Bornholm and builds on experiences from similar projects in the Capital and Central Regions of Denmark.

Partners in Sustainable Bottom Line Bornholm

Bornholm Waste Management (BOFA), Bornholm Energy and Supply (BEOF), Bright Green Island (BGI), Business Center Bornholm (BCB), Technology and Environment (TM), Destination Bornholm (DB), Energy Services Bornholm, Center for Regional and Tourism Research (CRT) and Growth Forum Bornholm.

More info

Lena Schenk

Project Manager Bright Green Island

Mail: Lena.Schenk@brk.dk

Mobile: +45 30182353

 

John Noer

Senior Consultant Business Center Bornholm

Mail: jn@bornholm.biz

Mobile: +45 30 70 22 53