Graz, 17 October 2023. The Austrian shoe manufacturer legero united has been acknowledged with yet another award. At this year’s Austrian business award eAward, which annually honours the best digitalisation projects from business and administration, the company received a recognition in the category “Sustainability and Smart Data” for its eco-database. The company’s proprietary tool shows the environmental performance of each of the Austrian shoe manufacturer’s, more than 3.500 annually articles, already at product level. This way, the CO2 footprint of each individual model can be calculated and specifically reduced right from the first design phase.
Strategic focus on sustainability
“We are very pleased about this recognition. It spurs us on to continue to consistently implement our initiatives in the area of sustainability,” confirms Karin Kapper, Head of Sustainability and Quality Assurance at legero united. For many years, the company has had a comprehensive strategic focus on the sustainability of its collections and drives it with a multitude of measures along the entire value chain. legero united reports on progress in its annual sustainability report. “Our goal is to be CO2 neutral by 2030”, Karin Kapper confirms.
eAward: Shaping technological change
The eAward is one of the largest IT business awards in Austria and the German-speaking markets. The focus is on topics and projects that represent the technological change in society, business and administration particularly well. It has been awarded since 2005. This year, out of eighty submissions, a total of eleven projects were awarded in five categories and celebrated by around 150 guests at the award ceremony on October 16th in Vienna.