Using the proven Resource Efficiency (RE) approach SMEs are able to reduce or even eliminate wastage of natural resources (such as energy, water, chemicals and materials) within their processes and hence reduce their impact on the environment while saving money. Several case studies are presented to establish a clear and compelling business case in favour of RE as applicable to manufacturing as well as service based SMEs. The approach is explained in brief and a typical project structure is elaborated.
Relator: Mr. Rajat BatraCEO, STENUM Asia, India
Rajat Batra is passionate about empowering small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve profitability and to achieve sustainable growth through the Resource Efficiency (RE) approach. He leads the team at STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society (an organisation he co-founded in 2007) in training, consultancy and implementation support efforts for enterprises. He has been actively practicing RE at various levels for nearly a decade. He has undergone extensive training on sustainable development in Europe. He has more than 20 years of experience managing manufacturing operations and handling international collaborations for SMEs, also as an entrepreneur. Thus, he brings to STENUM Asia a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges SMEs face, thereby customising the services to deliver high value to the enterprises. With a strong technical background (B. Tech from IIT-BHU and M.S. from The Ohio State University, USA) he is able to analyse and add value for process optimisation in various enterprises across sectors.