Considered a recognition for innovators and a credible quality marker for governments and companies, it enables decision-makers to find effective solutions to fulfill their environmental commitments.
The evaluation for the label is carried out by independent experts and is based on the following selection criteria: Credibility, scalability, environmental benefits, client’s economic incentive, seller’s profitability.
Sustainability of a project
In recent years, attention to the excessive use of non-renewable resources and the negative impact on society has gained ground due to the damaging climatic and social consequences we are currently facing.
When talking about the sustainability of a project, different variables are derived for its measurement and it focuses on decision making taking into account the impact on the environment, society and the economic situation, in order to reduce the negative impacts that affect these three areas of sustainable development.
Achieving a responsible balance in the whole production chain of our containers is definitely a challenge for us, but even so, since the start of our project we always kept in mind the benefits we were creating by materializing the foldable container.
Our Zbox containers are a great solution to many problems in the maritime sector, although they clearly come with additional challenges that give us a reason to keep working, innovating and always looking for references to continue growing and investigating the best alternatives to improve our service.
Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation
Bertrand Piccard is a Swiss aeronaut and the project manager of the Solar Impulse renewable energy airplane. He has been one of the first, since 2002, to promote clean technologies and energy efficiency as an economically profitable solution to combat climate change.
To meet the challenges of sustainability while enabling economic growth, Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation have identified more than 1,000 clean and profitable solutions.
The Solar Impulse Foundation has organized these solutions into a guide to support their implementation at scale. By giving policy and economic decision-makers the tools to adopt much more ambitious energy and environmental policies, the Foundation will help them establish a roadmap to achieve their environmental goals.
The process to obtain the «Solar impulse label»
The label is awarded to products, services and/or processes that combine credible environmental and economic performance while outperforming leading options in their market.
The solution must:
- Be a product, technology, industrial process or service.
- Already commercialized or intended for commercialization.
- Have reached the maturity stage of scale prototype testing in a laboratory.
- Contribute to the achievement of one of the five Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
An independent verifier has reviewed the procedure and guidelines for the attribution of the
Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label, with regards to their relevance, completeness, reliability,
neutrality, and clarity. This independent verifier also reviews the implementation of the whole
procedure, covering the successive steps of submission, pre-selection and match-making, expert
assessment and finally deliberation and label attribution.
Here you can find the Zbox solution page on the Solar Impulse platform, as well as all the more than a thousand solutions focused on sustainable alternatives within the different productive sectors.