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NCSPC (National Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production)

Emma Szilagyi
Eastern Europe
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Overview

Type of organisation
Resource efficiency support services
Resource efficiency expertise
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Cooperate with international partners
Geographical coverage

Mission, vision and objectives

The National Centre for Sustainable Production and Consumption (NCSPC) is a not for profit organization, located in Timisoara, western region of Romania. The organization has established in March 2010, as a spin of the ‘Programme for Sustainable Development of Enterprises in Romania’, funded by the Government of Switzerland and implemented with the support of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Amongst other 72 organizations worldwide, NCSPC is a member of the RECP Network – the global network for promoting the widespread adaptation and adoption of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP). NCSPC activates in close cooperation with regional and local stakeholders and is one of very few organizations in Romania aiming to promote Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) through adoption of eco innovative methods, practices, techniques and business models in companies. The main objectives of the organization are to create awareness among businesses regarding the need for increasing resources efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of their operations, to build capacity for companies in eco-innovation, provide information and support business sector to identify eco-innovative solutions to improve their products and services. Moreover NCSPC is actively involved in policy change at local and national level, and sustain strategies and programs that promote and enable Sustainable Production and Consumption.

Services offered

  • Resource efficiency and cleaner production, Eco-innovation and eco-design at the process (focusing on resource efficiency opportunities, minimization, improved productivity and competitiveness), product level (improved greener products) and relation between the companies, suppliers and customers, including elements of industrial symbiosis.

  • Circular economy and Waste minimization, by assessing material use, waste generation and cost in public and private sectors, identifying causes for inefficiency and solutions to that enable circular economy, including possible relations between companies for waste exchange and capitalisation and elaborating related studies.

  • Sustainable fashion by helping SMEs and consumers to cope with the expected legal and market challenges in the fashion and textiles industry, and increasing their capacity and knowledge through awareness and introducing open education and innovative digital practices

  • Capacity building – by offering educational programs and professional training in the area of environmental management, waste prevention and management, resource efficiency and cleaner production, eco-innovation and eco-design

  • Research in the sustainability related fields

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C10 Manufacture of food products - Manufacturing:C14 Manufacture of wearing apparel - Manufacturing:C26 Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Technology fields

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