sustainabill, a start-up supported by EIT RawMaterials, is the cloud-platform to make supply chains transparent and thereby enabling the responsible manufacturing of products. Just now sustainabill won over FOND OF as a lead customer in the textile industry. FOND OF revolutionizes the market for school bags, backpacks and bags since 2010.

With the help of the sustainabill platform, supply chains can be discovered until the source, displayed with revolutionary accuracy and analyzed regarding sustainability performance and risks. In the upcoming future, the backpack manufacturer FOND OF is going to use the platform for its meanwhile eight brands, making materials from polyester and cotton among others more transparent.

Transparency in the supply chain is the basis to secure that social and ecological production outcomes are improved continuously.

FOND OF already has valuable practical expertise in this direction, for which they were awarded the German sustainability award and the German CSR award (in the category “supply chain”) in 2016 and 2017.

This is a starting point for us to further increase the transparency of our supply chain further, together with sustainabill and our suppliers.

Dr Julian Conrads, Corporate Responsibility expert at FOND OF, on the topic “transparency” as a particular challenge

For sustainabill, the partnership with the currently around 200 employees strong former startup FOND OF is an important step for the cloud-platform development.

We are looking forward to working with FOND OF to enhance the transparency in the textile industry.

Klaus Wiesen, Co-founder of sustainabill

Next to the textile industry, sustainabill is extending its platform to other key branches like food and beverages, furniture, and consumer electronics. In this journey, the renowned Wuppertal Institute, partner of EIT RawMaterials, is standing by sustainabill’s side as a partner. sustainabill evolved beginning of 2017 out of the biggest international think tank in the field of sustainable transformation.

About sustainabill

The Cologne-based software-startup “sustainabill“ was founded in 2017 and stands for holistic transparency in the supply chain. It enables companies through its eponymous cloud-platform to discover the supply chain from source to store and to gain deep insights into sustainability and risks. With this concept sustainabill addresses central company departments such as management, purchasing, product development and CSR.

Press contact sustainabill:

Klaus Wiesen,

Phone: +49 221 291 91940

Press contact FOND OF:

Martin Steinbach,

Phone: +49 170 924 5141