How to take the environment seriously in tough industries – Example from Emma Safety Footwear.

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.
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They had already implemented many sustainable improvements in their manufacturing processes & supply chain. But, lacked measurable environmental insights on the effectiveness of these initiatives. So –  they measured the environmental footprint of their shoes with Ecochain Mobius.

To find out about how and what they discovered we had a chat with Iris van Wanrooij, the Program Manager of CSR, at EMMA Safety Footwear.

In the episode: 

  • How do they approach innovation in materials used in their products;
  • How material choices can impact the entire environmental footprint of your product;
  • What can measuring the use phase of products tell us;
  • And why measuring FIRST is crucial to making real sustainable improvements in your products. 

Want to know more about how EMMA Safety Footwear measured and improved their products’ environmental footprint? Check out our case study here! 

Connect with our host Hanni Larma on LinkedIn!

‘Speaking of Sustainability’ is a podcast where we speak to frontrunners, innovators and experts on how they make their field more sustainable.

In our weekly episodes, we share the knowledge, tools, and tactics, that sustainable business leaders need to make an impact. Our topics range from climate science and environmental regulations to internal engagement on sustainability, environmental footprinting, and design.

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