Be part of the solution: Increasing the handprint of goods and services
How do we mainstream positive sustainability effects? The “handprint” is an innovative approach aiming to holistically evaluate the positive contributions of products, processes, and business models. Join this workstudio to learn how and get inspired by case examples from the textile, chemical, and health sectors. Above all, explore to what extent your products and services can contribute to the global sustainability agenda.
Today, good sustainability performance is commonly associated with having a relatively low footprint. While these approaches are very valuable, they represent only one side of the story and have done their part in loading sustainability with negative associations. But what about positive contributions to people and planet? Collateral benefits? What about all those low impact products that do not fully serve their primary purpose? Aren’t they wasting resources?
The handprint aims to complete the picture. It represents the positive —and innovative yet often unexpected— contributions to sustainable development. Today, most companies are neither aware of potential sustainability contribution of products and value chains, nor how to take advantage of it. The workstudio will be supporting the discovery and creation of positive sustainability impacts. Take your products as a case and benefit from experts with various backgrounds!
For an even more detailed background on the handprint methodology, participants of the anniversary event are also invited to join the dedicated workshop of the corresponding research project on the following day, 1 June, in Wuppertal. This event is held in German. For more information, please visit www.handabdruck.org.