Introducing SIA - Sensitisation
In a conventional approach industrial areas and parks are regarded as a location where small and large industries accumulate. In providing land, basic utilities and sometimes incentives, industry is attracted to invest. The primary intention of the park’s administration or developers is to sell or rent the available plots to interested companies. In the majority of cases, there is no plan or preferences regarding the type of company, industry sector or production process to be settled in the park.
Intending to establish sustainable industrial areas (SIA) the involved local administrations, park developers or park management units need to be sensitised regarding the new approach of the SIA concept which bases on a different management model. It requires the networking of companies to establish circular economy loops, the development of a common code of conduct in particular on environmental and social issues and a different mode of interaction with the local public.