Environmental sector

The environmental sector comprises private companies and public entities which carry out activities pertaining to measurement, prevention, reduction, minimalisation or correction of environmental damage to water, air and soil and/or work on issues related to waste, noise and ecosystems. These also include ‘cleaner technologies’ and ‘cleaner products and services' which minimise the environmental risk and reduce the consumption of natural resources and pollution. This definition of the environmental sector (Environmental Goods and Services Sector, EGSS) has been established at the European level and is applied as such by all EU countries.