The essence of eco-efficiency is doing more with less. Put into practice, it is a management approach that increases product or service value, optimizes the use of resources and reduces environmental impact.

Industry Canada maintains an Eco-efficiency website that includes

  • an explanation of eco-efficiency;
  • case studies for information on the implementation of eco-efficient technologies and practices;
  • tools to help businesses start their own eco-efficiency initiative; and
  • resources for in-depth information on eco-efficiency and other related subjects.

The site also makes available an Eco-efficiency Learning Module developed by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development.

Further Information

For further information, see the Industry Canada Sustainability and Environment subject section.

Industry Canada's eco-efficiency activities and policies are coordinated through the Policy and Regulatory Affairs directorate in the Strategic Policy Branch.