MUD jeans is considered a frontrunner in the sustainable fashion space by insiders and the public alike. But what really makes them such a standout in the industry?
Speaking of Sustainability is the show for frontrunners and change-makers. Learn how they make their products and businesses more sustainable and future-proof.
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With energy prices rising exponentially in Europe at the moment, companies are paying attention. Paying attention to what their energy usage will ultimately cost them. Luckily there are company’s who can help them in this journey to energy efficiency – such as our guest and Ecochain’s partner Sensorfact. The silver lining? Energy efficiency will also lower your company’s environmental footprint.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the scientific method for measuring the environmental footprint of your products. It’s often perceived as something ‘too complex’ & ‘academic’. Let’s make LCA accessible to businesses. Today we are breaking it down for you.
To make an LCA you first need DATA on your product(s). But what kind of data, often comes up in the conversation. In this podcast episode we will go through the two main types of data – primary and secondary data. And what’s the difference between them in LCA?
Navigating the world of sustainability claims has become hard work. When can you claim what and how do we know when claims are legitimate? Our consensus: It comes down to transparency. Companies must show their sustainability data, detail their methods of measuring AND talk about their failures.
Have you ever thought about the environmental impact sitting in your closet? Yes, clothing can still have an impact even when it leaves the factory or shop shelves. This is called the ‘use phase’ of a product. Something our guest Olof Hoverfält is very familiar with.
Ecochain Webinar series #GotData. This is the first webinar in our new monthly webinar series #GotData. Every month we will discuss another topic in environmental footprinting with our own Environmental Specialists and inspiring guests. From practical topics on footprinting (data collection, how to model products, analyzing footprint results, etc.) to real-life examples & insights from companies embracing their sustainability journey. We got you covered – Stay tuned!
With EMMA Safety Footwear’s passion for creating a safe working environment for its customers and having social sustainability at its core, it only made sense that sustainability was the logical next step in their business practices.
We’re accustomed to getting ‘new’ and ‘improved’ electronic products at a fast pace. Companies are racing to create the next best thing, so they don’t lose out on business. Is it time we re-evaluate the definition of ‘new’ and ‘improved’? Jessica Klodnicki, Chief Marketing Officer at Skullcandy definitely thinks so. One of the biggest problems? Batteries.
By now it’s pretty obvious – but the fashion and textile industries are one of the BIGGEST polluters of all. We need transparency and sustainable product improvements to happen and fast. Whether it’s to answer consumer demand or keep up with new legislation (Such as the EU Textile Directive), fashion is in a state of transformation. But change is not always easy. Supply chain data collection, particularly in the fashion & textile industry, can be a bit of a pain.
Product design has a HUGE impact on the environment, and here’s why. We are constantly using an array of different products. Some last us years and years. Some get thrown away within a few months. Some are repairable. Some are only used once. You get the picture. All of these design choices have pretty direct impact on the environment around us. And legislation is catching up to this reality.
Our daily lives revolve around the use of different products. We wake up to an alarm clock, we get dressed in our clothing, we rush to get breakfast from the fridge. But how are all of these products designed? AND more importantly how can they be innovated to fit the modern need for sustainability – while also being profitable for the company?
A governmental agreement – but one that COMPANIES will have to fulfil. A collective set of goals that will benefit each and everyone of us. We are talking about the UN Sustainable Developments Goal’s (SDG’s) of course. A topic our guest Tuuli-Anna Tiuttu is very familiar with and will explain how you can apply them in your sustainability strategy. And she will also help you to effectively communicate this progress to your stakeholders. And not the boring way!
Ok – you’ve done the hard work and calculated your environmental footprint. Now what?
What can you actually do with the results? We speak with one of our partners Nexio Projects to hear the ins and outs of utilising your data – AND building a sustainability report that catches peoples attention.
Ever heard someone in your company say ‘Yes, climate change is a big problem, but it’s not up to us to fix it, others produce more emissions than us.’
Or how about ‘Technology will happen eventually and fix our problems. So we can carry on as usual!’
Yes? Then stay tuned!
Carbon offsetting at times gets a bad reputation. And for good reason. But – If done correctly it can be a very beneficial aspect of your sustainability strategy! That being said, there are a few crucial steps to take even before endeavouring into a carbon reduction project.
A furniture design brand that has always pride themselves on the longevity of their products. Now Fritz Hansen is ready to take their sustainability efforts to the next level.
As everyday use products, to make furniture more sustainable is an essential step. And Fritz Hansen agrees.
Her Arctic expeditions revealed the real extent of plastic pollution. In this episode, Dr. Imogen Napper, an expedition scientist for National Geographic, shares how big the risk really is for our planet -and what we can do about it.
Organizations often struggle with effectively communicating the urgency and underlying motives behind their sustainable developments to employees. But, why is that? One of the
The textile industry is one of the worlds big polluters. The good news is there are companies out there looking for solutions. As founder &
The EU Corporate Sustainability Directive (CSRD) will be released mid- 2022. This means that more than 50.000 companies in the EU will have to comply with the new reporting requirements. To address the questions circulating in the market, we interviewed Alain Deckers: The Head of Unit Corporate Reporting at the European Commission. He answered questions such as “What is the CSRD? and “How can companies get started with data collection?”.
NASA Climate Scientist Dr. Kimberly Miner on Climate Change and its risks & opportunities for businesses
In a changing world, businesses must understand their own position and how to best navigate it. You may have heard the term ‘future proofing’. Well Dr. Kimberly Miner from NASA gives us a whole new perspective for just why it’s so important to harness.