Eva Gladek (The Netherlands)

"Metabolic is a consulting and venture building company that uses systems thinking to tackle global sustainability challenges. Over the past 6 months, we have shifted our efforts into creating a software tool that enables large-scale transformation in the chemical sector, one of the world’s most impactful industries. ChemDSS is a decision-support tool that enables chemical companies to maximize sustainability when designing new products.

The tool is powered by a market-leading database and advanced computational chemistry, which allows it to provide toxicity and sustainability scores about existing or newly-created chemicals and automatically suggest safer alternatives when designing a new chemical formulation, such as a new paint, lotion, or baby shampoo. The tool will model the risk to environmental and humans based on how it is used, where it is used, and its ultimate disposal fate. By 2019, ChemDSS will integrate functionality for supply chain optimization by connecting formulators to the suppliers.

Depending on how far away suppliers are located and their different production practices, ChemDSS will suggest the best alternative supply chain for a particular formulation. For humanity to exist in a truly sustainable way, we need to connect detailed data on the health and resilience of regional ecosystems with decision-making tools to determine which impacts are permissible where and when within the limits of planetary boundaries and human rights. Without such insights, many small impacts create disproportionate effects and result in catastrophic consequences.This kind of contextualised impact assessment is unprecedented and exactly what ChemDSS will provide."

Metabolic - Eva Gladek (The Netherlands)


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Eva Gladek


Nominee 2017


Design/Cradle to cradle


The Netherlands
Company Metabolic
Country The Netherlands
Founder & CEO Eva Gladek
Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Nominee
Website www.metabolic.nl

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