Flash Eurobarometer 426 (Small and Medium Enterprises, Resource Efficiency and Green Markets, wave 3)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest Deutschland, Munich, Germany (Data Collector)
  • TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS Italia srl, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • TNS UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia (Data Collector)
  • IDRA, Tirana, Albania (Data Collector)
  • Capacent ehf, Reykjavik, Iceland (Data Collector)
  • TNS Brima, Skopje, Macedonia (Data Collector)
  • TNS Medium Gallup, Belgrade, Montenegro (Data Collector)
  • TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey (Data Collector)
  • Institutul de Marketing si Sondaje IMAS-INC, Chişinău, Moldova (Data Collector)
  • TNS CUSTOM RESEARCH, New York, United States of AmericaTNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Technology, Energy
    • Natural Environment, Nature
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
    • Natural resources and energy
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • Abstract

    Small and medium enterprises, resource efficiency, and green markets. Topics: actions undertaken to improve resource efficiency: saving water, saving energy, using predominantly renewable energy, saving materials, minimizing waste, selling of scrap material, recycling, designing products easy to maintain, repair, or reuse; actions to be implemented in the next two years; main reasons for undertaking actions for more resource efficiency; impact of actions on production costs over the past two years; average investment per year on resource efficiency actions over the past two years; satisfaction with return on investment made on resource efficiency; activities of the company regarding public procurement contracts that included environmental requirements; difficulties experienced; reasons for not applying; most important difficulty experienced: costs, technical tests, too much paperwork; most important support regarding efforts on resource efficiency: own financial resources, own technical expertise, external support; type of external support; difficulties encountered when trying to set up resource efficiency actions: complexity of administrative or legal procedures, difficulty to adapt environmental legislation to own company, technical requirements of legislation not up to date, choosing right resource efficiency actions for own company, cost of environmental actions, lack of environmental expertise, lack of supply of required materials, lack of demand for resource efficient products or services; most helpful measures to improve resource efficiency; green products or services offered by company; percentage of the company’s turnover in the last fiscal year coming from green products or services; time when company started selling green products or services; main markets for green products or services in the last two years; types of support for the production of green products or services: own financial resources, own technical expertise, external support; types of external support for the production of green products or services; satisfaction with level of public support for company’s green products or services; most helpful types of support to launch or to expand range of green products or services; number of full time employees in the company working in green jobs some or all of the time. Demography: company sector; number of employees; one-person company; year of company establishment; development of turnover in the last two years; total turnover in 2015; direct selling to final consumers; part of a cluster or business network. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; company size; NACE-Code; nation group; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-09-01 / 2015-09-18
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Albania (AL)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (MK)
  • Montenegro (ME)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Moldova, Republic of (MD)
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
The FLASH EUROBAROMETER 426 survey has been held in the 28 Member states of the European Union and in Albania, Iceland, FYROM, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Turkey and USA. It covers businesses employing 1 or more people that are active in one of the following sectors (Nace codes): • B Mining and quarrying; • C Manufacturing; • D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply; • E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities; • F Construction; • G Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; • H Transportation and storage; • I Accommodation and food service activities; • J Information and communication; • K Financial and insurance activities; • L Real estate activities; • M Professional, scientific and technical activities. The survey covers large companies and SMEs.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 15020
    Number of Variables: 219
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6648 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 426. SMEs, Resource Efficiency and Green Markets. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, September 2015. DOI:10.2873/944607

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2016-08-09