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EU CSRD & suppliers
Environmental Policy & News

How the EU’s CSRD indirectly hits suppliers too

The EU’s new Corporate Sustainability Directive (CSRD) will require more than 50.000 large companies to disclose their environmental & social challenges- in 2025 already. But the CSRD’s grip will not stick to large companies alone.

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Guide: Collecting primary supplier GHG data
Climate & Science

Ultimate Guide: Collecting Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data from suppliers

With increasingly impactful European sustainability regulation (CSRD). More than 50.000 large companies have to start measuring and reporting the environmental footprint of their entire value chain. This means you will need primary environmental data from your suppliers – to complete your own. Where do you start?

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Environmental Policy & News

How to comply with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) – Ultimate Frequently Asked Questions

*This article is updated with the latest CSRD developments from the European Commission in February* From 2025 onwards, more than 50.000 companies in the EU will have to comply with the reporting requirements of the new CSRD. What sustainability information do you need? How can you comply? What are the first steps to take? We gathered the market’s most frequently asked questions about the CSRD. And answered them.

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Capacity & Awareness

The danger of doing sustainable without data – A practical example

Solar panels, vegan canteens, sustainable soap. Companies claim to be sustainable- just because they perceive certain actions as sustainable. But what if your sustainability efforts are complicating- or even making your operations less sustainable? Let’s dive into the danger of taking sustainable actions, without knowing where you stand in the first place.

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Capacity & Awareness

5 tips to involve your entire company in sustainable change

‘The rest of my company won’t understand sustainability- it’s too difficult’. One of the biggest bottlenecks to successful sustainable change, is when top-management have the feeling they can’t engage the rest of their company. How can you make sure you boost sustainable awareness in your entire company?

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the new EU CSRD
Environmental Policy & News

6 things businesses need to know about the new EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

On April 21st, 2021 the European Commission published a proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), that will replace the existing directive on non-financial reporting. Completely supporting the EU’s Green Deal targets, the CSRD will require businesses to disclose more sustainability-related information than ever before. What implications does this have for businesses?

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Footprinting & LCA

Does ‘biobased’ always mean ‘more sustainable’?

Biobased’ refers to materials that are made from renewable resources and consist at least partially of biological materials. Sounds very environmentally friendly. But is it really always more sustainable than a non-biobased product? Let’s find out.

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Footprinting & LCA

How Activity-Based Footprinting solves the complexity of LCA’s.

For maximum insight into environmental performance, organizations often perform Life Cycle Assessments on both a product as well as organizational level. But, comparing these two LCA levels seems harder than it looks. They use different approaches that combined hold crucial information- yet are hard to make sense of. The solution? Activity-Based Footprinting.

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Capacity & Awareness

5 steps to get suppliers on board with sustainability

It’s a familiar thought within the path to sustainable improvements: ‘I want to make my business more sustainable- but how on earth can I make sure my supply chain is on board too?’ In this article we’ll take you through the 5 steps on how to effectively engage your suppliers in your sustainability strategy.

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Climate & Science

Carbon Offsetting: The Do’s & Dont’s to ensure your Carbon Offset is Credible

There are many paths companies can take to reach carbon neutrality. One of them is carbon offsetting. Balancing out your own carbon footprint by investing in emission reduction projects aiming to capture or avoid carbon emissions. But are all these projects equally effective? What are the do’s and dont’s if I want to invest in carbon offsetting?

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Footprinting & LCA

Measuring Carbon Footprints – Scope 2 emissions explained

According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. So- where do you start? When measuring your carbon footprint, you categorize your emissions into three scopes: scope 1, 2, and 3. We previously discussed scope 1 emissions in our first blog about measuring your carbon footprint. Today it’s time for scope 2 emissions. What are they and how can I report them?

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Footprinting & LCA

Measuring Carbon Footprints – Scope 1 Emissions explained.

According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. But, where do you start? You start with categorizing your emissions into scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. In this first (out of three) article on these scopes, we will dive into scope 1 emissions specifically.

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Green deal EU
Environmental Policy & News

The EU’s Green Deal & Taxonomy are a Big Deal: Prepare for LCA’s

On the 11th of December 2019, the European Commission presented their European Green Deal. A roadmap that will make the EU’s economy more sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and transforming our economic model in the next decade. All very promising sounds. But what does this mean for my organization? Is the Green Deal really a big deal?

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SBTI
Environmental Policy & News

Science-Based Targets – What they are, Why they work & How to get going

A low-carbon economy, that sure sounds great. But how can you help achieve such an ambitious goal as an organization? Reducing your carbon emissions isn’t an easy job- so how can you tell that you’re on track and actually doing something that is helping our climate recover in the long run? You listen to science.

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en15804 + A2
Environmental Policy & News

The revised EPD standard ‘EN15804 +A2’: What’s going to change?

The EN15804 is one of the most important sustainability standards for creating EPD’s in the construction sector in the European Union. But it’s changed- and there’s a revised version now; the EN15804 + A2. Especially in the Netherlands we see an increase in demand for reporting on this revised norm. This results in mandatory changes in conducting EPD’s. How can you be best prepared?

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christmas tree
Climate & Science

Real vs. Fake Trees: How Sustainable is Your Christmas Tree?

It’s the most wonderful time of year- filled with presents, family, the smell of lovely food and decorating Christmas trees with all the (maybe a little too) different kinds of christmas baubles you found in your attic. But there is debate going on that seems to pop up again and again during Christmas over the last fews year. What’s better for the environment, putting a real or fake Christmas tree in the middle of my living room?

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Water Footprint - Water Image
Footprinting & LCA

Hidden water footprints and how you can identify them in your supply chain

Water. The most crucial substance for the survival of humankind. Yet, often we tend to forget just how important water is for us, and how much we take it for granted. This is a problem. Because we do not only consume water for our daily drinking, cooking, or showering. There is hidden water usage in (almost) every product we use. And today we’re going to talk about that.

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PEF - woods
Environmental Policy & News

Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) – A Complete Overview

A new term has risen in the field of LCA’s; the Product Environmental Footprint. A new methodology and standard, initiated by the EU, that will steer organizations to perform more reliable environmental measurements and creates a level playing field for everyone. And here’s how it all works.

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