Why it is important to know the environmental footprint of your shoe

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a Consumer Compact article looking at the issue of environmental footprints in the footwear and leather goods industries and the solutions available to businesses.

The average carbon footprint of a sneaker is 13.6 kg, the same as a 100-watt bulb used for a week.

Sustainability is a key demand in all consumer goods markets, including footwear. Having a true understanding of a product’s environmental impact is now a critical aspect of any responsible company’s business practices, but how is this achieved. Two widely used methodologies are Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) and Product Environmental Footprint (PEF).

SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at the importance of understanding your product’s environmental impact, the methods available to industry, the regulations being employed and the solutions available.

Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘What’s the environmental footprint of your shoe?

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SGS offers a comprehensive one-stop solution to help businesses ensure regulatory compliance and protect their reputation in increasingly demanding markets. Solutions include training, assessment, verification and certification, helping manufacturers and brands to position their products successfully in global markets.  

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Email: cp.media@sgs.com
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