Pilot: Matchmaking Between Farmers and the Hospitality Industry in Brabant

Pilot: Matchmaking Between Farmers and the Hospitality Industry in Brabant

7 December 2017

Pilot: Matchmaking Between Farmers and the Hospitality Industry in Brabant

The mission of the Dutch Cuisine movement is to put a healthy and sustainable Dutch food culture on the map. Creative chefs and the many locally grown regional products make this cuisine and culture very special and help us to feel more pride in our Dutch culinary identity. To better publicize this unique food culture, Dutch Cuisine encourages chefs to be inspired by local products and to cook with them more often. However, the availability of these products can be a practical problem for the chefs. How can we ensure that these tasty products are easy to order? (more…)
Strengthening ICSR in G4AW Projects

Strengthening ICSR in G4AW Projects

7 December 2017

Strengthening ICSR in G4AW Projects

The Netherlands Space Office (NSO) is administering the subsidy program 'Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW)' on behalf the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With this program, the NSO is using public-private partnerships to stimulate projects that use satellite data to provide innovative information services to small-scale farmers in partner countries in Africa and Asia. The goal of the program is to contribute to the strengthening of global food security and more sustainable water use. Increasing the income of the small-scale farmers is also an important goal. (more…)
Opportunities for a circular economy in Vietnam

Opportunities for a circular economy in Vietnam

7 December 2017

Opportunities for a circular economy in Vietnam

Vietnam is developing quickly, leaving its low-income past behind and becoming a middle-income country. This rapid economic growth is accompanied by increasing pressure on the environment. While there is good environmental legislation, it is not always well enforced. The air quality in the capital, Hanoi, is one of the worst in the world and beautiful Ha Long Bay (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is facing heavy environmental pressure brought on by the increasing number of tourists. These are big challenges.  (more…)
Green Growers

Green Growers

15 November 2017

Green Growers

In the summer of 2016, the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers, West Region (VNO-NCW West) set up the Green Growers network. This network is for businesses that would like to go beyond doing no harm to the environment to actually making it better. It is a network for those working on upscaling and for family businesses, the manufacturing industry and multinationals in all industries. VVNO-NCW West, together with the four other regional organizations (North, Middle, North Brabant and Limburg), has organized conferences for these Green Growers. (more…)
Getting Started with the Circular Hotels Leaders Group

Getting Started with the Circular Hotels Leaders Group

10 November 2017

Getting Started with the Circular Hotels Leaders Group

The Circular Hotels Leaders Group was launched on the 9th of November. This is a group of nine hotels that have already taken many steps along the path to sustainability, or are on the verge of doing so. They are: Stayokay, DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal, Hotel Jakarta (WestCord), Amsterdam Tropen Hotel, The Albus, Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Centre Canal District, Ambassade Hotel Amsterdam, Hotel V and QO Hotel. (more…)
Training Wetlands International Kenya – Cooperation with Industry 

Training Wetlands International Kenya – Cooperation with Industry 

7 September 2017

Training Wetlands International Kenya - Cooperation with Industry

Civil Society Organizations and Business

Companies do not traditionally work with civil society organizations to focus on becoming more sustainable. In the Netherlands, this type of cooperation has become more normal, but in countries like Kenya, it is still in its infancy. CREM, together with Steven de Bie from Conservation Consultancy and local consultant Simon Thuo, was asked to provide training on working in this manner to Wetlands International Kenya. (more…)
Working Together on Sustainable Land Use

Working Together on Sustainable Land Use

29 July 2017

Working Together on Sustainable Land Use

The current efforts to ensure sustainable land use are not sufficient to achieve our ambitions for the climate, a circular economy and sustainability. With the world population increasing and consumption growing, the pressure on our natural capital is constantly increasing.

There is more needed to protect our planet

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Accessible Natural Capital Reporting

Accessible Natural Capital Reporting

10 April 2017

Accessible Natural Capital Reporting

An increasing number of companies are becoming aware of the fact that natural capital is essential for their business. These companies are trying to discuss and structure the topic of natural capital, also in collaboration with third parties. The non-business world is also increasingly interested in the interaction between companies and natural capital, both financially and societally. But how can companies properly inform stakeholders with the best reporting on natural capital? (more…)
Everything That You Always Wanted to Know About Raw Materials and Biodiversity…

Everything That You Always Wanted to Know About Raw Materials and Biodiversity…

10 April 2017

Everything That You Always Wanted to Know About Raw Materials and Biodiversity...

... but were afraid to ask! Which raw materials are most likely to be in my product or semi-finished product? Are these resources scarce? What is the impact of these raw materials on biodiversity and how can I reduce that impact? Businesses and buyers can soon find the answers to these and other questions by using the 'Raw Materials Scanner'. This scanner is now being developed by TNO, EY and software developers, on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. It will first cover 64 metals; biotic resources, such as agricultural commodities, will possibly be added later. (more…)
Monitoring Chicken and Corn Production in Myanmar

Monitoring Chicken and Corn Production in Myanmar

10 April 2017

Monitoring Chicken and Corn Production in Myanmar

A consortium of companies and organizations under the direction of animal feed producer De Heus launched the 'Sustainable and Affordable Poultry for All (SAPA)' project in 2015.

Need for the initiative

This initiative was made possible in part by the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV). De Heus has engaged Victor de Lange of CREM for the annual monitoring of this five-year project and for the final evaluation. (more…)
New Generation of Indonesian Cooking Pilot in Bandung

New Generation of Indonesian Cooking Pilot in Bandung

10 April 2017

New Generation of Indonesian Cooking Pilot in Bandung

In 2016, CREM worked with FENEDEX and FNLI to develop a strategy to promote more sustainable and healthier food consumption in Indonesia. This strategy is supported by many Indonesian groups and will launch a new gastronomic trend: the New Generation of Indonesian Cooking (NGIC). NGIC should be tasty and hip, but at the same time more sustainable and healthier. The promotion of local, often ethnically inspired cuisine and products is an important aspect of the project. This approach is seen as a smart way to influence consumer behaviour. And it transforms the Indonesian cook into a change agent. (more…)