The environmental program ECOPROFIT
ECOPROFIT is a voluntary cooperation-based project between regional administrative authorities and local businesses. The project was originally developed in Graz, Austria. The City of Munich introduced the project in 1998 and now manages Germany’s entire ECOPROFIT network.
In Munich the Department of Labor and Economic Development (RAW) and the Department of Climate and Environmental Protection (RKU) offer ECOPROFIT certification to companies. Cooperation partners are the CCI for Munich and Upper Bavaria, the waste management corporation AWM, the Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, and the city utilities company SWM.
More than 100 municipal authorities have become involved in ECOPROFIT since it was launched in Germany in 1998. In Munich alone 422 organizations have participated so far, while a total of over 4,200 companies in Germany have been certified.
In addition to the now completed partial recognition from EMAS, ECOPROFIT is also a recognized format in the German Energy Efficiency Networks Initiative.