The construction sector occupies an important place in the economy of the European Union. It generates almost 10% of GDP and accounts for 20 million jobs, particularly in micro and small enterprises. It is also a major consumer of intermediate products (raw materials, chemicals, electrical and electronic equipment, etc.) and related services. The performance of the construction sector significantly influences the development of the economy. It also has a direct impact on the quality of life of citizens and has a significant impact on energy, climate change and the environment. The competitiveness of construction enterprises is therefore an important issue for growth and employment in general and for ensuring the sustainability of the sector.
- What does the strategy aim to achieve?
- What can happen in the future?
- What are the potential implications for businesses?
- Points of connection with the work of the WBCSD and BCSD Portugal.