Autor: Klaus Wiesen

sustainabill in Copernicus-Incubator aufgenommen

Satellite information have huge potential to ensure truly sustainable supply chains. We have been selected to join the Copernicus Incubator Programme – a programme which supports the most innovative and commercially promising business applications based on Copernicus data and services. Using Copernicus data for remote data analysis will allow us to automatically validate supplier self-information and assess sustainability risks. 

We will develop an open interface to integrate satellite data for remote data analysis. Via the interface, Copernicus data and processed satellite data from other start-ups and organisations can be integrated directly into the sustainabill platform.

More information to the Incubator Programme can be found here.

Wir freuen uns auf die Zusammenarbeit mit Humanity United

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by Humanity United for a grant to strengthen Social Lifecycle Assessments in global Supply Chains. Humanity United is a foundation dedicated to bringing new approaches to global problems like human trafficking, mass atrocities, and violent conflict. Through this grant, we will use our sustainabill cloud platform to discover facilities in high-risk areas and measure the happiness of workers. We are especially proud to collaborate with Humanity United on our vision for making supply chains transparent and sustainable.

Throughout the project, we will be working closely with industry and service partners. Right now, we are excited to partner up with the award-winning ethical trade consultancy Impactt, which specialises in improving labour conditions and raising productivity in global supply chains in a way that benefits brands, sites, and workers alike. Our cooperation with Humanity United and Impactt, both of whom promote the social dialogue and with expertise in understanding human rights, gives us the opportunity to not only learn from our partners, but also to further grow and shape sustainabill towards having a meaningful impact on every individual involved in the supply chain.

Klaus Wiesen, CEO of sustainabill, says “We are thrilled to start the project and take social assessments to the next level. Creating a team of experts from all spectrums involved in the supply chain offers our innovation the chance to have a tangible impact on people’s lives.” At sustainabill, we feel that specifically combining the needs and wants of the diverse stakeholders within a supply chain, from business to worker, creates a new advantage for industry by at the same time improving labour conditions. We want to bridge this gap. Collaborating with Humanity United brings us one step closer to this goal and we couldn’t be more excited to start.

Sign up for the SusCritMat autumn school

From October 24-26, SusCritMat will hold an autumn school for companies curious about different aspects of managing critical raw materials at the University of Delft, Netherlands. SusCritMat is an initiative within the EIT Raw Materials – the largest consortium on raw materials worldwide.

Experts from academia and from economy will share their knowledge at this event.  As part of the autumn school Klaus Wiesen and Willem Bulthuis will be presenting sustainabill’s approach of increasing supply chain transparency. We are excited to gain and also share insights in ways to make supply chains more transparent and resource efficient.

One can choose  which speeches and discussions to attend from three different “tracks”: Policies and regulations, Circular Economy Strategies or Tools and Analytics.

Find more about the program of the autumn school here:

We hope to see you there!

Treffen Sie uns beim ERF 2018

Vom 27. -28.11.2018 findet im Ludwig-Erhard-Haus in Berlin das vierte European Resources Forum statt. Wir freuen uns, dort vertreten zu sein.  Klaus Wiesen wird am 28.11. an der Podiumsdiskussion „Resource Efficiency and Business Innovation – Start-Ups by European Ecopreneurs“ teilnehmen.

Das Forum wird vom Umweltbundesamt organisiert und beleuchtet verschiedene Perspektiven auf das Thema Ressourcenschonung. 400 Teilnehmer aus 40 verschiedenen Ländern werden vor Ort sein, die in den Bereichen Politik, Industrie, Forschung, Medien und Zivilgesellschaft tätig sind.


Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Website des Umweltbundesamtes.



We are developing the new ecoinvent WebApp

sustainabill has been selected by ecoinvent to develop a WebApp for Data Providers.

The app will be cloud-based, so data providers can easily login from any system. The new datasets can be uploaded via an excel template, which increases flexibility for data providers. The datasets will be automatically validated and then converted into the open source data format from eocinvent, called ecoSpold2.

ecoinvent is the world’s most consistent and transparent database for life cycle inventories. The data are used for environmental and sustainability assessments such as carbon footprints and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Every year, hundreds of new inventories are added to the database across different sectors and regions worldwide.

Buch-Veröffentlichung: „Die Große Transformation““

Was kann und muss die Gesellschaft tun, um gegen den Klimawandel vorzugehen?

Antworten auf diese Frage finden sich in dem neuen Buch „Die Große Transformation – Eine Einführung in die Kunst Gesellschaftlichen Wandels“, von Prof. Uwe Schneidewind des Wuppertal Instituts, das seit dem 22. August erhältlich ist. Zu dem Buch haben zahlreiche Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler beigetragen, darunter auch Klaus Wiesen.

Im Buch wird für konkrete Handlungsbereiche wie Mobilität, Stadtentwicklung, Ernährung oder Ressourcennutzung dargestellt, was sich für eine nachhaltigere Welt verändern muss.

Auch wer zu einem gesellschaftlichen Wandel beitragen sollte und in welcher Form, wird klargemacht. Dabei spielen Politik  Unternehmen und nicht zuletzt die Zivilgesellschaft gleichermaßen eine tragende Rolle.

Dadurch, dass in unzähligen Gesellschaftsbereichen und durch verschiedenste Akteure Veränderungen hervorgerufen werden können und müssen, sprechen die Autoren von einer „Großen Transformation“, einem „großen Umbau von Technik, Ökonomie und Gesellschaft, um mit den Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts umzugehen“.

Das Buch ist im S. Fischer Verlag erschienen und ab sofort erhältlich.

Joining the 2nd event of „Sustainable Fashion“

Meet us next week in Berlin for the second event of the series “Sustainable Fashion in the digital era”.

Organized by Zalando, the betterplace lab and Fashion for Good, this format aims to unite innovative actors and technologies committed to make a change towards transparency and sustainability in global fashion supply chains. We are looking forward to exiting discussions there.

Here you can register for the event: