A first-rate podium gathered at the Leitbetrieb Fritz EGGER GmbH to discuss the subject of competitive advantage through sustainable energy and resource utilization. The conclusion of the discussion of the excellence network of Leitbetriebe Austria: Energy and resource efficiency has long ceased to just be a ‘green topic’; it is now part of the business strategy of successful companies.
The Austrian location is a high energy-price location. In recent times, some companies have already announced to build new plants in the United States for this very reason. The energy prices there have clearly decreased due to new oil production methods. This solution is however not an alternative for the members of the network of excellence: The companies weigh pros and cons and arrive at the conclusion. “High energy costs can be avoided if energy and resource utilization are an integral part of a corporate strategy”, says Mag Monica Rintersbacher , Managing Director of Leitbetriebe Austria.