LinkedIn – 24.07.2023
It is a mammoth task that could mutate into a Sisyphean task: In order to defuse the sword of Damocles of climate change in the long term, companies in the EU will have to present a complete environmental balance sheet for every product in the future. Against this background, Matchbird CEO Michael Kranz once again moderated the Materials Forum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber last weekend.
The makers of the event had made the recording of the CO2 footprint along the supply chain the focus of their 12th materials seminar. After two days (July 13-14) and 12 varied presentations, not all questions had been clarified, but a number of uncertainties had been eliminated. Dr. Raoul Meys (Carbon Minds, Cologne) and Dr. Hermann Aachenbach (SKZ, Würzburg) provided information on digital ways of using data to calculate international value creation scenarios. Wolfgang Vitzthum (Commerzbank, Frankfurt) showed that ecological and social criteria are becoming increasingly important for a company’s ability to obtain external financing. Afterwards, the practitioners took over the stage.