FFBS- Fashion for Biodiversity Solutions GmbH
Who we are?
Our website address is: https://fashionforbiodiversity.com.
Our app is FFBS-ID.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the FFBS-Fashion For Biodiversity Solutions GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.
As the controller, the FFBS-Fashion For Biodiversity Solutions GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.
The data protection declaration of the FFBS-Fashion For Biodiversity Solutions GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used. In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:
1.1. What is personal data?
Personal data means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual (the data subject). These include for example your name, address, telephone number, date of birth or e-mail address. Information which we cannot link to your person (or only after an unreasonable amount of research because the personal data has been masked) is not regarded as personal data.
1.2. What is data processing?
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
1.3. What are restrictions of data processing?
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
1.4. What is profiling?
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.
1.5. What is pseudonymization?
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
1.6. What is the controller for the processing?
Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
1.7. What is the processor?
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
1.8. What is the recipient?
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
1.9. What is the third party?
Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
1.10. What is the consent?
Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and Address of the controller?
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection.
3. What personal data do we collect and proc ess?
Information that is collected automatically: As soon as you visit our websites, we collect and store certain information automatically. This information includes Internet protocol addresses (IP), the type and version of browser you are using, your operating system and platform, including the uniform resource locator (URL). We store this data in a completely anonymous way.
Information that you provide us with: Personal data you share with us in the course of submitting a request for a demo or a private message remains completely confidential. This includes, for example, your contact data, and your company information, and your telephone number.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
3.2 Note on Images
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
4. What does FFBS use your personal data for?
FFBS uses your personal data exclusively to offer you the most comprehensive range of services via the FFBS websites or to react to your enquiries as efficiently as possible. No other use of your personal data is made. Your personal data is not passed to Third Parties, nor is it used for the purpose of advertising unless you have expressly permitted us to do so.
We use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
To provide and operate the Services;
To further develop, customize, expand, and improve our Services, based on Users’ common or personal preferences, experiences, and difficulties;
To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;
To be able to contact our Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages
To help us to update, expand and analyze our records to identify new customers;
To facilitate, sponsor, and offer certain contests, events, and promotions, determine participants’ eligibility, monitor performance, contact winners, and grant prizes and benefits;
To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services;
To provide you with professional assistance, only upon your request;
To enhance our data security and fraud prevention capabilities; and
To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
We use your Personal Information for the purposes set out in this section where:
Our use of your Personal Information is necessary to perform a contract or to take steps to enter into a contract with you (e.g. to provide you with a platform access, to provide you with our customer assistance and technical support);
Our use of your Personal Information is necessary to comply with a relevant legal or regulatory obligation that we have; or
Our use of your Personal Information is necessary to support legitimate interests and business purposes (for example, to maintain and improve our Services and the effectiveness of FFBS ID by identifying technical issues), provided it is conducted in a way that is proportionate and that respects your privacy rights.
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5.1 Embedded content from other website
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
FFBS - Fashion for Biodiversity Solutions GmbH is a RegTech Certification Body for the Fashion Industry.
Space Tech :
CONNECTING FASHION TO EARTH‘S BIODIVERSITY
Supported by BlockChain, including data from satellites, drones and the IoT which are used to generate a QR code on the label of the clothing
Biodiversity, abbreviated from the terms ‚biological‘ and ‚diversity‘, encompasses the variety of lifeforms found at all scales of biological organisation, ranging from genes to species to ecosystems.
The greatest biodiversity is found in the tropical regions of the world, particularly among tropical rainforests and coral reefs. Biodiversity is increased by genetic change and evolutionary processes and reduced by habitat destruction, population decline and extinction. There is a growing recognition that the level of biodiversity is an important factor in influencing the resilience of ecosystems to disturbance.
Biodiversity is a complex term that includes not only the variety of different animals (species diversity) but also the difference between animals of the same species (genetic diversity) and between ecosystems (ecosystem diversity).
Biodiversity is a term used to describe the enormous variety of life on Earth. It can be used more specifically to refer to all of the species in one region or ecosystem. Biodiversity refers to every living thing, including plants, bacteria, animals, and humans. – National Geographics –
The more plant, insect, and animal species there are, the greater the biodiversity, and healthier the ecosystem
Global biodiversity is declining at unprecedented rate. We have lost 68% of the vertebrate population since 1970. Also, deforestation has left 70% of the species at the brink of extinction. Over a million species fall under endangered category, which are 12-20% of total number of estimated species on the earth.
Fashion raw material cultivation is the major contributor of soil degradation, deforestation, natural ecosystem conversion, global wide-scale pollution and for an un-repairable loss of biodiversity. Fashion industry is a one of the major contributors to biodiversity loss.
More than 200 million trees are chopped down every year for our fashion requirements. Conventional raw material agriculture pollutes and dries-up water resources and responsible for around 22% of insecticides and pesticides use, which are directly related to global warming. Fashion makes up 10% of humanity’s carbon emission (more than international flights and shipping combined).
According to the production forecast, global apparel sales could increase by up to 65% by 2030. At this pace, the fashion industry’s greenhouse gas emissions will surge more than 50 % by 2030 and will become the largest reason for earth’s biodiversity loss.
Introduction to EU Legislations on sustainable practices:
EU legislations on organic production is one of the most scientific compliances on earth.
Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council on organic production and labelling of organic products suggests sustainable agriculture which combines best environmental and climate action practices, a high level of natural resources and biodiversity preservation.
>> C2/Article 5/g/1: No application of any synthetic fertilizers such as urea, NPK, DAP etc.
C1/ Article 3/4: No application of synthetic pesticides (including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides) or growth.
>> C3/Article 11: No use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) such as Bt-cotton varieties.
>> C2/ Article 6/ d: Crop rotation (for example, no cotton after cotton in the same field) and/or intercropping.
>> C3/ Article 15/ Part 3/1.8: Prevent spray drift from neighbouring conventional fields, e.g. by growing border crops or a buffer zone.
>> C3/Article 29/9/c: Maintain records and documents for inspection and certification (Mass Balance Sheet).
>> C1/Article 3/ 35: energy from renewable sources.
>> C1/Article 3/ 38: Strictly no water pollution.
>> C1/Article 3/ 49: traceability.
>> C1/ Article 3/3: preventive measures: preservation of environment, biodiversity, and soil quality.
Traceability is the capability to trace and, in some cases, it is interpreted as the ability to verify the history, location, or application of an item by means of documented recorded identification.
Traceability, in the context of the consumer product industry, stands for the ability to trace the origin of a product. The information on a product label, may need to contain information, which facilitates the tracking of a product, and of the company held accountable for social or ecological compliances. Product traceability offers an effective solution for quality assurance throughout the supply chain as per the European law of traceability.
>> Existing legislation for traceability in EU:
In recent times, the industry has witnessed a tight regulatory environment (such as Lieferkettengesetz, EU action plan on circularity, French due diligence etc.) and huge awareness among new generations around transparency in fashion. As a result, fashion brands have now shifted their priorities, towards a traceable and sustainable value chain management. As per the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) report on Enhancing Transparency and Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector, multiple legislations for traceability have been introduced in the European Union, and associate countries.
>> Chapter 1/Article 3/ 49 of regulation 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council, suggests traceability of each fashion article imported, manufactured, or sold in EU. The European Green Deal (2020) prioritizes transparency and traceability throughout supply chains, with the aim of making EU climate neutral by 2050. The European Green Deal suggests assessing circularity, and ecological impact of the fashion article, through extending traceability. German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) demands companies to take responsibility for the actions of all their supply chain partners — from suppliers of components to the businesses that further process, or sell the products manufactured. The French Climate & Resilience Law – Environmental Labelling for Products. This specific article is suggesting traceability to find environmental impact for apparel and footwear. • Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garment and Textiles (2016) • Italian Regazzoni – Versace Law (No. 55/2010) • UN Global Compact and BSRs’ A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains (2014)
Despite having tight legislations, fashion companies are unable to control the sustainable practices across the supply chain, due to opaqueness or unreliability in traceability and zero visibility, of the raw material stage (T4 & T5). Authenticity of origin, of the raw material is often disputed, because of the lack of technology to trace T4 & T5 of the supply chain, which is vital for environment and biodiversity.
The existing blockchain traceability system, is based on data provided by initial supply chain members, with no cross-proofing procedure. This makes it trust based, and data can be manipulated or faked. Also, data related to environment, CO2 and GHGs are proxy.
The fashion industry needs an easy to use, and upgraded traceability system, where they have control over the entire supply chain and data related to the environment. It should be evidence-based and collected real time.