| Posted March 22, 2019

Sustainable Consumption and Production: New Value Creation Models on the Rise

Are you a prosumer? You most probably are – if you have ever grown a tomato on your own, repaired your bike or mended your own clothes. Most of us are not even aware that we take part in active value creation every day! And we do this for good reasons – whether as a […]

| Posted March 21, 2019

The CSCP and Its Partners Developed the Handprint – a Tool for Measuring Positive Sustainability Impacts of Products

Assessing our footprint is key but there is more to explore! What about the positive impacts we are having on people and the planet? These actions are where the Handprint comes in: The Handprint is a new perspective on sustainability. It represents the positive contributions organisations and companies make towards a sustainable future. The project […]

| Posted March 20, 2019

Does the Circular Economy Understand What Makes Consumers Tick? Join the CSCP’s Consumer Insight Action Panel!

Together with European partners, the CSCP is setting up the Consumer Insight Action Panel for the circular economy. Its mandate is to analyse circular economy challenges within the sectors of textiles, plastics and electronics from a consumer behaviour perspective. The research will be combined with pilot testing and replication activities to create a real impact […]

| Posted March 19, 2019

Cookin’Hope Workshop – Discussing the Professional Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Gastronomy Sector

This one-day workshop, which took place in February, was a great success, bringing together stakeholders from refugee and asylum organisations, policy makers and business. It led to the establishment of a network that is going to push the agenda and the objectives of the workshop forward. This is to ensure continued sustainable professional integration of […]

| Posted March 18, 2019

Introducing Sustainable Consumption and Production to Horticultural Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Kenya

Horticultural Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Naivasha, Kenya, can now actively reduce their environmental footprint and become more sustainable after participating in the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) training conducted as part of the CSCP’s GOALAN project. In Kenya, the horticulture industry is the fastest growing agricultural sub-sector. It is one of the […]

| Posted March 17, 2019

“Every Job is Green” – BOOM Camps Want to Excite Young People About Future Jobs

“How will I live and work in 2030? Which products and services will be needed in the future and how can these be designed sustainably? Will there still be the same jobs in 2030? What skills will I need in the future?” The CSCP is about to explore these and other questions with teenagers and […]

| Posted March 13, 2019

Practice Project with Migori Explores How QR Codes Can Make Packaging-Free Shopping More Attractive

migori is the first store in Cologne’s Südstadt to leave packaging behind – for the sake of the environment, as well as to create new options of shopping. To better inform their customers about the products they are buying, migori is teaming up with Competence Centre eStandards experts. In Germany, about 6 million tons of […]

| Posted March 11, 2019

RheinEnergie Workshop: Rethinking the Future of Selling Energy

Energy is used and needed everywhere: in homes, for production, and for mobility. Engineers are developing new, smarter ways to make energy available to contribute to a good life for their customers and citizens in general. In our innovative workshop with the RheinEnergie sales management team and :metabolon, we asked how an energy supplier can […]

| Posted March 10, 2019

First Joint Workshop on Sustainable Mongolian Cashmere with Key Actors From the Sector

In a joint workshop in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, more than 80 company representatives and other key actors of the Mongolian cashmere sector took their journey towards sustainable cashmere production one step further. The Mongolian cashmere sector – an important pillar of the country’s economy – faces several challenges. Production practices are still inspired by Mongolia’s […]

| Posted March 9, 2019

Registration Now Open for Food Waste Webinar Series Taking Place From April to May 2019

European food waste experts from WRAP, Wageningen University, the CSCP, Ecologic, Anthesis and others will demonstrate how actors in the food supply chain can effectively address food waste in an upcoming series of four webinars on ‘Tackling Food Waste Across the Supply Chain’. The EU research project REFRESH and its virtual resource and knowledge sharing […]