The future is green - The Carbon Footprint seminar celebrated its premiere in October with positive feedback

The carbon footprint describes the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with all the activities of a person or other entity (e.g. product, company, building, land, etc.). It includes direct emissions, e.g. from the burning of fossil fuels in manufacturing, heating and transport, as well as the emissions required to generate the electricity associated with the goods and services consumed. In addition, the carbon footprint concept often includes emissions of other greenhouse gases such as methane, nitrous oxide or chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

How can I measure, control and, if necessary, reduce the CO2 footprint of my company? Questions like these are currently being increasingly asked in the footwear industry. Since 11 October, ISC experts have been explaining regulations, issues and solutions for this area of sustainability in the footwear, leather goods and fashion industry as part of the Carbon Footprint Seminar. The two-day training offers companies in-depth and focused knowledge on this topic, which is already covered in our certificate course "Sustainability Management".

The seminar is aimed at large and small companies in the footwear, leather goods and fashion industry. The contents are equally interesting for industry and trade. ISC department head Steffen Eichhorn explains why it is so important to deal with the ecological footprint in detail and what advantages a positive CO2 balance has for the respective companies: "Basically, the smaller the CO2 footprint, the more environmentally friendly a company operates. On the other hand, those who emit a lot of carbon dioxide have a large footprint and thus exert a negative influence on our climate. In other words, a company with a positive carbon footprint can use it as a head start in the market and build a sustainable, responsible image. Our goal is to support you and your employees in acquiring this status."

"We introduce the participants to the current and, above all, important topic of sustainability and carbon footprint through professional lectures and practical examples," reports Maximilian Wagner, lecturer of the seminar. "We are of course very pleased with the positive feedback from the participants and are looking forward to a repeat event on 25 January 2023."

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