•    To study the existing methodologies to carry out Life cycle assessment and to calculate the carbon footprint of a product.

•    To define the objective, scope and limits of the system under study.

•    To gather data (system input and output)

•    To develop a tool for the calculation of the carbon footprint of a pair of shoes. (The core of the project)

•    To use the tools with different footwear styles made by Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Polish companies.

•    To study the results obtained in order to identify the ‘hot spots’ and establish recommendations to improve the environmental performance of companies.

•    To spread the use of the developed tool among European footwear companies.