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ZA6917: Flash Eurobarometer 456 (Small and Medium Enterprises, Resource Efficiency and Green Markets, wave 4)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2018): Flash Eurobarometer 456 (Small and Medium Enterprises, Resource Efficiency and Green Markets, wave 4). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6917 Data file Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12966
Study No.ZA6917
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 456 (Small and Medium Enterprises, Resource Efficiency and Green Markets, wave 4)
Current Version1.0.0, 2018-2-2, https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12966
Date of Collection11.09.2017 - 26.09.2017
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A3 ´Media monitoring and analysis´ Unit

Content

AbstractSmall 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; impact of actions on production costs over the past two years; average investment per year on resource efficiency actions over the past two years; 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: information about the company: number of employees, company size, year of company establishment; one-person company; development of turnover in the last two years; total turnover in 2016; direct selling to final consumers and / or to other companies or organisations. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; NACE-Code; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Natural Environment, Nature
  • Technology, Energy
Topics Topics
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy
  • 16.4 Environmental degradation/pollution and protection

Methodology

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)
UniverseThe FLASH EUROBAROMETER 456 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.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Non-probality Sample: Quota Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest Deutschland, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour and Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Italia srl, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILRES, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Oest. Gallup Institut, Vienna, Austria; TNS Polska, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; Mediana DOO, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS SK, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO AB, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; BE-Research, Tirana, Albania; Gallup, Reykjavik, Iceland; TNS Brima, Skopje, Macedonia; TNS Medium Gallup, Belgrade, Montenegro; TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey; CBS AXA, Chişinău, Moldova; TNS CUSTOM RESEARCH, New York, United States of America TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 11.09.2017 - 26.09.2017 (total)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Belgium)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Bulgaria)
  • 11.09.2017 - 18.09.2017 (Czech Republic)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Denmark)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Germany)
  • 11.09.2017 - 18.09.2017 (Estonia)
  • 11.09.2017 - 19.09.2017 (Ireland)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Greece)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Spain)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (France)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Croatia)
  • 11.09.2017 - 19.09.2017 (Italy)
  • 11.09.2017 - 18.09.2017 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Latvia)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Lithuania)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Luxembourg)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Hungary)
  • 11.09.2017 - 19.09.2017 (Malta)
  • 11.09.2017 - 19.09.2017 (Netherlands)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Austria)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Poland)
  • 11.09.2017 - 19.09.2017 (Portugal)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Romania)
  • 11.09.2017 - 18.09.2017 (Slovenia)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Slovakia)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Finland)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Sweden)
  • 11.09.2017 - 19.09.2017 (United Kingdom)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Turkey)
  • 11.09.2017 - 18.09.2017 (Macedonia)
  • 11.09.2017 - 18.09.2017 (Montenegro)
  • 11.09.2017 - 18.09.2017 (Serbia)
  • 11.09.2017 - 18.09.2017 (Albania)
  • 11.09.2017 - 19.09.2017 (Iceland)
  • 11.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 (Norway)
  • 11.09.2017 - 18.09.2017 (Moldova)
  • 11.09.2017 - 26.09.2017 (United States)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2018-2-2 Archive release https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12966
Errata in current version
none
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 15019
Number of Variables: 200
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata

Publications

Publications
  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 456. 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 “Media monitoring and analysis” Unit)). Brussels, January 2018. DOI:10.2873/93689
Relevant full texts
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Groups

Groups
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Manager samples and enterprise issues : Innovation