Eat like a Pioneer
The Dutch province Flevoland supports the production and consumption of sustainably produced food products from Flevoland. Chefs can play a key role in that context as they can both put such products on the menu and inspire their guests to use these ingredients at home. (more…)
On initiative of ASN Bank, the ‘Partnership Biodiversity Accounting Financials’ (PBAF) was recently established. With this knowledge platform, ASN Bank and five other financial institutions (ACTIAM, FMO, Robeco, Triodos Bank en Triple Jump) will focus on impact measurement of investments with a positive effect on biodiversity. CREM and PRé Sustainability will support the platform in this effort.
IRBC Agreements and upcoming legislation on child labour
In the past few years, by order of several companies CREM has executed a number of projects aiming to analyse and eradicate child labour in supply chains. Firstly, this concerned metal supply chains, both primary metal ores and secondary metals, for which research took place in Peru and Ghana respectively. Secondly, the problem of child labour was assessed in a number of spices supply chains: cumin from Turkey, cardamom from Guatemala and turmeric from India. (more…)
ASN Bank's sustainability policy has three pillars: the climate, human rights and biodiversity. CREM has worked with the bank since 2014 on the formulation of its biodiversity policy and the development of long-term goals for this pillar. In 2017, the bank decided to become 'biodiversity positive' by 2030. This means that the combined impact of all of the bank's investments must be positive by that time. ASN Bank is the first bank in the world to have set this goal. (more…)
Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) develops and manages the national road and water works and works on maintaining a sustainable living environment. Although 'natural capital' does not often appear as a concrete goal when carrying out these public works, it can generate explicit benefits. This is not currently obvious, as natural capital is a broad concept that is not always easy to understand, let alone apply. However, Rijkswaterstaat’s work lends itself well to applying the concept of natural capital. (more…)
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) is collaborating with Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) on 'natural capital accounts' for the government. Natural capital is a broad concept – for these accounts it will be mainly considered to be ecosystems (the forest, the heath, salt water, fresh water), but will also include the built environment (see: Value of forest, heath and built-up areas mapped out). (more…)