This generic electronic resource kit enables SMEs to achieve cleaner and resource efficient production organized by resource category (water, energy, chemicals, wastes and materials) with a clear methodological guidance, based on an in-depth survey and review of existing tools and techniques. Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 2010. All rights reserved


The PRE-SME resource kit is an integrated Resource Efficiency package to be used by SMEs':

 1) CEOs

2) SME operations' Managers

3) Resource Efficiency and cleaner production service providers in developing countries and economies in transition

The PRE-SME resource kit and accompanying handbook contain adapted tools, including:

  • Guidelines for implementation (step-by-step software interactive tool)
  • A self-assessment tool to find out which areas need to be integrated into SMEs Resource Efficiency management strategy
  • An interactive representation of an industrial plant to aid users throughout their assessment
  • Operational indicators
  • Sector specific benchmarks
  • A training kit (with train-the-trainers resources)
  • A compendium of sources of additional information and case-studies.


      PRE-SME resource kit  Click for a Virtual Tour


    To run the resource kit once you have downloaded, please:

  1. Extract ALL files to a folder defined by you, then
  2. Double click on the file named "MAIN" which appears with an icon representing a gear wheel (Main.exe)

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