Warm jumpers from Merino wool are in most people’s winter wardrobe. A recent report from ZDF and Spiegel showed that most Merino sheeps undergo a painful intervention called mulesing. The mostly overbred sheeps have large skin folds – a potential source for deadly infections. During Mulesingtheseskin folds are cut away which us a cruel and painful procedure. Although the demand for wool, for which no sheep has to suffer, increases, only ten percent of merino wool is mulsing-free. The authors of the report took the test and asked 34 well-known retailers and brands about the source of the Merino wool in their productswith none of them being able to respond.
sustainabill helps fashion brands to understand their supply chain
With sustainabill, fashion brands get the transparency in their supply chain they need to quickly respond to stakeholder questions. They can find out where their products come from mapping every step of the supply chain. This is more and more important, as consumers want to know where their raw materials came from and how humans, animals or the environment are affected by the production of their products.
The Wuppertal institute, partner of our supply chain transparency platform, has been voted for the second time into the top ten in the University of Pennsylvania’s 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index. More than 8,100 contributions from universities, media representatives, politicians and think tank staff were analyzed this year according to what role they play in governments and civil societies around the world. Being ranked ninth place in the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), it makes the Wuppertal instituteone of the world’s leading international think tanks in the Environment Policy category.
Unter dem Motto „Beschaffung im Wandel – Best Practice nachhaltiger Textilbeschaffung“ findet vom 8, bis 9. Mai das Organic Textile Forum in Konstanz statt.
Klaus Wiesen wird vor Ort sein und einen Vortrag zum Thema „Supply Chain Mapping – Problemorientierte Methode für mehr Transparenz in der Textilindustrie“ halten.
Mehr Informationen zur Veranstaltung sind hier zu finden.
Mit der GLS Bank beteiligt sich die erste sozial-ökologische Bank an sustainabill. Damit erhalten wir nicht nur frisches Kapital, sondern gewinnen auch einen weiteren starken Partner an unserer Seite. Wir freuen uns auf die zukünftige Zusammenarbeit! Hier geht es zur Pressemitteilung.
An exciting year with many highlights comes to an end. One achievement was being selected for the Copernicus Incubator Programme. Another one was the support from the inspiring foundation Humanity United. Our team would like to thank all customers and partners for the good cooperation. We wish everybody a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
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.
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.
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.
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.