Copenhagen Economics has conducted a study for the Danish Business Authority examining the importance of resource productivity for the competitiveness of Danish manufacturing companies.
The study is an input to the global agenda on efficient resource use and sustainable economic growth. The study finds that Danish manufacturing companies overall have one of the highest levels of resource productivity in the EU, but still there is room for improvement.
If Danish manufacturing companies were able to reap a potential of resource productivity improvement similar to manufacturing companies in Germany, it would correspond to savings of between 9 and 19 DKK per hour worked in manufacturing. Meanwhile this is the gross potential, which does not consider the investment required to reap the potential savings. The mere size of the gross potential though suggests that it is worthwhile examining the cost-effectiveness of solutions to achieve higher levels of resource productivity in the future.
For further information please contact Partner Martin Hvidt Thelle