While the world is busy flattening the curve of COVID-19 cases, another curve is continuously trending upward. It’s easy to forget, but climate change is a looming threat we can’t dismiss. Several startups from Amsterdam are employing clever products to do their part in flattening this all important curve. Ecochain, Viriciti, Chargetrip and Fairphone all have different approaches with the same goal. But how much did the pandemic affect their mission?
Ecochain helps companies going green
“We had to pause for a moment”, says Edwin de Zeeuw, CEO of Amsterdam-based sustainability startup Ecochain about the first weeks after the lockdown. “We were right in the middle of some rapid growth and we hired some new people. The forecast was looking very good.” Ecochain offers companies tools to completely measure, analyse and improve their environmental footprint. Not only on an organizational level or from the products, but through their entire supply chain. According to De Zeeuw, Ecochain does so by offering a clever SaaS-platform measuring the entire process, combined with their ‘bright minds’ providing insight and expertise.