Flash Eurobarometer 441 (European SMEs and the Circular Economy)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • European Commission, Brussels
Publication Date
2016-11-17
Contributor
  • 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, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • TNS Infratest, 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, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • TNS Italia, 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)
  • TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
    • Work and Industry
    • Natural Environment, Nature
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Trade, industry and markets
    • Natural environment
    • Environmental degradation/pollution and protection
Description
  • Abstract

    Activities of European small and medium enterprises with regard to circular economy. Topics: circular economy related activities in the last three years: re-plan water usage and re-usage, use renewable energy, re-plan energy usage, minimize waste, redesign products and services to minimize use of materials; (planned) investment of company’s turnover in the aforementioned activities (percent per year); related problems: lack of human resources, lack of expertise with regard to implementation, complex administrative or legal procedures, cost of meeting regulations and standards, difficulties accessing finance; reasons for not having undertaken any measures; assessment of the difficulty to access finance; way of finance: standard bank loan, green loan, EU related funds, government grant, alternative funding sources, self-finance; evaluation of the information available on finance in the own country; awareness of financial incentives through government programmes to support activities with regard to circular economy; availability of the following alternative sources of financing in the own country: crowdfunding, green banks or other private institutions, peer-to-peer-lending, business angels, risk or venture capital, capital market; access to the aforementioned sources of financing. Demography: information about the company: number of employees, year of company establishment, region; total turnover in 2015; development of turnover since January 2015 (in percent); direct selling to final consumers and / or to other companies or organisations; percentage of the company’s turnover in 2015 invested in research and development. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; NACE-Code; nation group; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    total
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-25
    Belgium
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-26
    Bulgaria
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-26
    Czech Republic
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Denmark
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-25
    Germany
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-25
    Estonia
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Ireland
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-26
    Greece
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Spain
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-25
    France
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Croatia
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Italy
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-25
    Cyprus
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-25
    Latvia
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Lithuania
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-25
    Luxembourg
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Hungary
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-26
    Malta
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-26
    Netherlands
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Poland
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-25
    Portugal
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Romania
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-26
    Slovenia
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-25
    Slovakia
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Finland
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    Sweden
  • 2016-04-18 / 2016-04-27
    United Kingdom
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)
Sampled Universe
The FLASH EUROBAROMETER 441 survey covers businesses employing 1 to 250 persons within Manufacturing (Nace category C), Retail (Nace category G), Services (Nace categories H/I/J/K/M/N) and Industry (Nace categories B/D/E/F).
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 10618
    Number of Variables: 172
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6779 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Publications
  • European Commission: European SMEs and the Circular Economy. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General Environment. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, June 2016. DOI: 10.2779/397947

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2016-11-17