Contribute to important goals, such as reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and circular economy
Global warming is more and more affecting all areas of life. Air conditioning systems help - but they are already responsible for over 1 gigaton of CO2 and over 8% of energy consumption. However, there is a glimmer of hope: Pervormance has discovered a solution that addresses this issue, benefiting workers, athletes, and individuals with specific health conditions alike.
Established over 70 years ago, Miranda Bike Parts stands as a global leader in sustainable cycling components. As an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) supplier, its precision-engineered components are integrated into all the world's premier bicycle brands, highlighting unmatched quality and innovative drive.
Enable individuals and organizations to act in a conscious and timely manner for the well-being of people and preserve the Earth by simplifying the adoption and use of geospatial data.
Lumar IG is a family-owned medium-sized business with 30 years of experience in building prefabricated wooden buildings. Today, Lumar is a leading promoter of sustainable homes, developing new solutions that connect various industries and technologies. But sustainability is not limited to their products: Lumar also incorporates it into their business model and management.
A modern, family-run organic herb and spice farm, with 100% chemical-free operations, Sudár Birtok is located in Szigetköz, where research has shown that the soil quality is excellent and the number of sunshine hours is also extremely high.
In recent years, many companies have started adopting circular economy strategies, converting waste into valuable products. However, this approach remains underappreciated in the food industry, despite the richness of nutrients in organic waste. A pioneer in circular food production, Biopekárna Zemanka stands out as an inspiring model in the sector.
GENAQ’s mission is to provide access to quality drinking water, at low cost, in a sustainable way. That’s why, since 2008, the company has invested in the research, development and production of atmospheric water generators, offering the market a wide range of models as well as customized solutions for specific needs.
Founded in 2009 in Spain, Onyx Solar manufactures photovoltaic glass to reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of all kinds of buildings.
In a world increasingly characterised by environmental challenges, a small but impactful Croatian company is sowing the seeds of hope and change. Founded in 2021, Magic Forest's mission is to restore and protect biodiversity, contributing to environmental conservation with a unique approach — planting forests with the help of drones.
Naturata AG, founded in 1976 and headquartered in Marbach, specializes in producing and distributing high-quality organic food products. With a dedicated team of 23 employees, the company prioritizes ecological and social responsibility throughout the entire supply chain, striving to offer nutritious and sustainable food choices.
Even before sustainability and responsible tourism became an unavoidable theme, NEYA was committed to making a positive impact on sustainable tourism, for the environment and future generations. That’s how its first project, NEYA Lisboa Hotel, was born, with sustainability integrated into its business model ever since the beginning. A concept that was extended to the second project, NEYA Porto Hotel.
Founded in 2018 in Vila do Conde, in Northern Portugal, Valérius 360’s main purpose is to treat and recycle post-industrial textile waste. By regenerating discarded materials into brand-new, high-quality cotton fibres, the company finds value in unused textiles while reducing the environmental impact of the textile and fashion industries.
Transports Bray, a family-owned business for over 70 years, is making significant strides in eco-conscious logistics. Led by David Bray, the third-generation leader, the company is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint while prioritizing environmental preservation and human development.
A Breton company founded in 2010, Grain de Sail is revolutionizing maritime transport by using a custom-made cargo sailboat to decarbonize the shipping of products like cocoa and coffee.
Founded in 2002, Maps has become an innovative SME and is now the parent company of Maps Group, which operates mainly in the Healthcare, Energy and ESG sectors by designing and distributing software for Big Data analysis. In addition to its core business, Maps SpA has designed a tailored welfare plan for its employees.
Located near Bled, at the edge of a spruce forest, the family-run Ribno Alpine Resort will impress everyone who wants to enjoy peace, relaxation, and outdoor activities in nature while ensuring eco-friendly management for sustainable tourism.
A shop that has eliminated all plastic packaging, Rifuzl enables customers to take away high-quality, mainly organic products from local suppliers with their own containers, helping to reduce household waste.
e.battery systems is a pioneering company with a mission deeply rooted in environmental stewardship and sustainability: revolutionizing the energy storage industry while promoting eco-friendly practices.
M-TEC Energy Systems, a green tech company based in Upper Austria, is at the forefront of the global transition towards sustainable energy solutions. Established over five decades ago, the company focuses on empowering individuals and businesses to take charge of their energy needs while promoting environmental sustainability.
The 10-year-old Portuguese company ALGAplus cultivates and pre-processes high-quality organic seaweed for both domestic and international food, cosmetic, feed additive, and green chemistry markets. It was established to fulfill a market need for the supply of natural, eco-friendly, and distinctive ingredients and products, both in terms of their functionality and origin: EU-farmed seaweed.
With 14 years of system integration experience in the field of ICT technologies, Callidus Group can boast a cutting-edge portfolio of IT solutions, which continually expands to respond to the growing needs of existing and new clients. The company designs, implements and maintains IT infrastructure and cloud solutions, adapting them to each client’s needs and providing support and consultancy services. The solutions they create offer a "turnkey" approach and can be implemented on the client's existing IT resources.
Founded in Sevran in 2020, Cycle Terre is a small business that reuses unpolluted site rubble for the construction of new districts in Greater Paris. By doing so, it addresses a problem associated with large-scale construction work: the management of excavated earth, which currently accounts for 90% of urban waste.
Manual Divat Kft. won the local award in the category of environmental protection. The family-owned company was established in 2012 and boasts a close-knit team with strong professional skills. Though in Hungary the company distributes its products under the registered trademark "Karma Pécsi Kesztyű", 80% of sales are made internationally under the name "Karma Leather Gloves".
Mint future GmbH develops digital business models centred on the topic of greenhouse gas trading. Drivers of all-electric vehicles and operators of public charging facilities are provided access to a sustainable trade of CO2 credits thanks to the brand wirkaufendeinethg.de.
Since its foundation in 1998, the Repair and Service Centre R.U.S.Z. has been a future-oriented and sustainable enterprise. It combines labour market policy requirements with ecological necessities. R.U.S.Z repairs 12,000 electrical appliances annually, thus saving about 80 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Hedy Production's technology enables European manufacturers to utilise their machinery to full capacity, helping European SMEs operate in an economically sustainable, resource-saving, and efficient manner. Local production becomes affordable and competitive through the optimal use of available production capacities. This is the first digital production marketplace that connects buyers and suppliers, i.e. supply and demand.
A mobile unit to treat industrial wastewater that is instantly returned to the cycle as clear water on site – this was and continues to be the vision of company founder Gerhard Mayerhofer. After several years of intensive research, this represents Reprotex's patented business model, which, with its solution for mobile wastewater treatment, makes a sustainable contribution to conserving water. The company is the first - and so far the only - company worldwide to simultaneously offer modern, flexible options to cut costs to the water processing industry.
Belcinto was founded in 1961 in the North of Portugal, initially producing only leather belts. It gradually incorporated new product lines, such as travel bags, purses, wallets, hats, and accessories. Currently, Belcinto produces leather goods for leading brands in 35 countries. A path of continuous learning and the improvement of work practices is made possible by its growing international exposure and collaboration.
Promecel, established in 1985, is based in Braga, in the north of Portugal. In addition to the energy sector, Promecel is active in the precision and metal industry, with a focus on hydraulics, energy, agriculture, aeronautics, and railways. The company manufactures high value-added components for almost every industrial sector, exporting over 95% of its production.
The founder first became acquainted with the function of a water heat pump in 1971, and ever since then, the idea has stuck. From then on, not even a single litre of oil or one cubic metre of gas was burned in any of the offices or houses.
Swoofle’s philosophy is economic profit in harmony with environmental protection and social needs. With patented furniture and as the sole InstantBooking provider for rental furniture, the company aims to have a positive impact on the sustainability of the events sector in Germany and across Europe.
Lavatur Canarias (Lavandería El Romeral) is an industrial laundry specialising in the cleaning of textiles in accommodation establishments and restaurants on the island of Gran Canaria. The company has been committed to the ecological transition, the reduction of CO2 emissions and the fight against climate change for more than a decade.
The phrase "garbage for some, treasure for others" also relates to the industrial sector. Today, many materials regularly disposed of in landfills can be successfully sold. Cyrkl advises businesses on how to save money and emissions through more efficient waste management. For example, metal production is characterised by complex production processes that result in difficult-to-solve waste, yet even there, the Cyrkl team is able to find alternative uses for waste materials.
For a quarter of a century, the IN-EKO Team has been restoring clean water to circulation by developing and manufacturing equipment for its purification. The company develops tailor-made wastewater treatment solutions for both industrial clients and cities across Europe, Africa, India, and South America.
The world’s first city eco-hotel with a zero energy balance and Sustainability Hero for Austria in the Environment category of SME EnterPRIZE
The innovative use of technology and data for precision agriculture made this company stand out as Sustainability Hero for the Czech Republic in the Environment category of SME EnterPRIZE
The story behind the Berlin-based Greentech company, recognized as this year’s Sustainability Hero for Germany in the Environment category of SME EnterPRIZE, and how they merge science with sustainability to help companies monitor their corporate carbon footprint and ESG performance.
Recognized in the Local Edition of the SME EnterPRIZE Project, in the Environment Category
The Story of the Spanish company that combines elderly care with sustainability, recognized in the local edition of SME EnterPRIZE in the Environment category.
“Phoenix”, the innovative and sustainable French initiative recognized in the local edition of the SME EnterPRIZE project, in the Environment category