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What we do

On this page you can learn more about the ESTAINIUM association and how it works.

The idea of ESTAINIUM as an open and independent association is to establish an ecosystem to meet present and future challenges of product related decarbonization. Here, the ESTAINIUM members and working groups represent different roles in a future circular carbon economy.


The industrial decarbonization

Driving industrial decarbonization holistically in a pre-competitive, cross-industrial, cross-functional ecosystem that includes academia, SME and large corporations alike:

the ESTAINIUM Network as an open and independent infrastructure

companies to drive decarbonization today and share best practices

the future of sustainable industry together with a source-to-sink perspective

Initial tech-stack donated as open source by Siemens AG

Our layer structure

  • Third party providers offer solutions that allow industrial companies to communicate with supply chain partners and certifiers via the shared ESTAINIUM protocol
  • Open source technology provides a common basis for trustworthy data exchange
  • The ESTAINIUM Association ensures compatibility and independence from unilateral interests
Open source technology to enable high supply chain coverage

  • High supply chain coverage requires easy access for all supply chain actors to the ESTAINIUM Network
  • Open source technology offers connectivity according to the specific needs of all supply chain actors
  • The open source TSX connector allows every software provider to connect their solution to ESTAINIUM or acts as gateway for existing PCF management systems
  • The ESTAINIUM association ensures independent governance and provides access to the open source technology stack
Operation modules
  • Education of stakeholders on use cases of inter- and intra-company
    execution of sustainability
  • Alignment on common principles to allow for interoperability
  • Alliance of sustainability thought leaders across industries,
    NGOs and certifiers
  • Governs the ecosystem as an independent cross-company body
  • Initial tech-stack donated as open source by Siemens to kick-start activities