Over the past 100 years, industrialization has shaped almost all sectors of the economy through cost optimization, time savings and quality improvements. But this overproduction, which makes perfect economic sense, has led to a rapid increase in resource consumption and CO2 emissions.
Today, capital- and resource-intensive productivity thinking is increasingly being challenged by a more ecologically minded society. And so the capital market is also changing its focus: away from the capital-intensive business models of industry - toward issues of the environment, social welfare and corporate governance.
Quantifying the true costs of production
Assessing corporate performance will shift dramatically in all manufacturing industries in the coming years, demanding answers to questions about ecological compatibility, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. Data on the customer's needs, development, (series) production and use of goods must therefore already be incorporated into product design and production planning.
Being able to answer the question of the ecological and social value of a product as transparently as possible is one of our key objectives.