The concept will be developed in one business unit of Greiner Holding and later extended to the other business units. In terms of content, it is about initiating processes that allow Greiner Holding to map the footprint of its products and plants and to continually improve its products not only technologically and economically, but also ecologically. This procedure is also known as eco-design and essentially includes the following steps: Identification of ecological hot spots, development and evaluation of measures as well as identification of achievements. It is important to consider the field of tension between the ecological optimum and the economic and technical product requirements. Our experience shows that in many cases the benefits are not inherent in the manufacturing process itself, but generate a greater benefit in the use of the product by the customer. Whereby this benefit is not limited to ecology but can also be economical and technical in nature.