In the Netherlands, there are various certifications, labels and performance ladders in the area of sustainability and CSR. These are used for procurement or for gaining insight into doing business sustainably.
The various certifications have different methods and are applicable in different sectors. We will gladly tell you more about which are useful, what the different methodologies are and which method fits your organization best. The goal is to get things in motion. Is getting a certification useful for your organization and does it offer added value for your business partners?
How do we work?
We get a quick look at your organization through, for example, looking at your sector, your competition, your clients and other stakeholders and their wishes and requirements with regard to sustainability. We also consider whether you take part in public tender processes. If you are losing out on tenders due to sustainability criteria, we will give you a full briefing on various methods, their costs and how much time it will require for your organization to become certified and maintain the certification on a yearly or other basis. We close with advice about which certification fits your organization best.
What can you do with the results?
You can make a carefully considered choice in the area of certification, taking into account the contents and value of various certificates. Another important point is that if you know why you are doing what you are doing and what it entails, it is much easier to begin the work and to get your staff on board.
The next step
We can usually help you with the certification process, including the collection of information, data capture, calculations, determining goals and the necessary monitoring and reports. With our help and expertise, getting certified can be achieved quickly, which means that:
- You can take part in tender processes or concessions that require or prefer certification.
- You can provide your stakeholders with unambiguous insight into the steps and measures you have taken in the area of sustainability and you can demonstrate these to an independent benchmarking agency.
What do our clients say
“We have given ourselves the goal of staying on top as a logistic service provider. After we had engaged a Certification Coach, we saw that getting certified according to the CO2 Performanceladder (level 3) would fit well within our existing CSR/Sustainability policy. After orienting ourselves in the field, we chose the Climate Neutral Group for the follow-up process. Their approach is flexible and the consultant looks closely at what we already do and do not have. They bring exactly the right knowledge to the problem.”
General Director – Koninklijke Saan