With our proprietary eco-database, we have developed a unique tool that shows the environmental performance of each of the annually well over 3,500 items in our collections, even at the product level. With the help of the eco-database, the carbon footprint of each individual shoe can be calculated and reduced in a targeted manner from the very first design of a new model.
The database is based on ingredients, material consumption and environmental aspects such as CO2, water and resource consumption. In addition, our eco-database can be used to measurably illustrate sustainable improvements to existing articles. Ecological optimisation is therefore already carried out for each individual model at the very start of its development.
In 2022, we received the Environmental Management Award from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Environment and Climate Protection for our eco-database. In 2023, we were awarded the German Innovation Award in the category “Business to Business – Information Technologies” for it.
How big is the CO2 footprint of a slipper?
Our superfit slipper model BILL is mainly made of polyester and cotton and a synthetic sole. In total, a pair weighs approx. 376 g. If you add up all the components of the slipper BILL, the result is a CO2 emission of about 3 kg CO2 per pair. Now the transport of the materials has to be added: it causes an additional 0.08 kg CO2.
Converted, the CO2 footprint of BILL is thus about the same as the CO2 footprint of
- three sandwiches
- a 20km car journey
- two small bars of milk chocolate.
A pair of slippers will last much longer than a sandwich, a bar of chocolate or a short trip by car!