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Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) Expert Approach, Green to Compete Initiative- Hubs

  • Published on June 27, 2022

The VSS Expert Approach helps SMEs to prioritize the implementation of sustainable criteria of  VSSs/sustainability schemes according to a timeframe, financial resources availability and potential benefits (access to markets/access to finance) 

The methodology comprises:  

1) Excel-based analytical tool 

2) Standards Map ( and Sustainability Map ( ) web tools. 

3) Guidelines for VSS Coaches 

4) VSS Implementation Strategy Report Template 


  • Used by: 

  1.  Companies 

  • Consultants supporting SMEs in developing VSS criteria implementation strategy 

  • Trainers implementing awareness raising and or strategy development workshops with companies or consultants 


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