HOW WE GET THINGS DONE
HOW MVO NEDERLAND WORKS ON A WORLDWIDE FUTUREPROOF ECONOMY
Our national economies are intertwined with those of developing countries. Most of what you find on sale in Europe is at least partly manufactured in one or more developing economies. This relationship brings mutual benefits, but responsibilities as well. MVO Nederland helps Dutch companies to take their responsibility by setting a new CSR benchmark for their sector and identifying opportunities for sustainable trade.
True cost accounting as a new tool for transparency in the Dutch coffee trade. Processing paddy straw into furniture items instead of burning it. Introducing chrome-free, environmentally friendly leather production in upcoming sourcing destinations. These are just three examples of how MVO Nederland helps Dutch companies and their suppliers in developing economies to establish sustainable trade practices.
ABOUT MVO NEDERLAND
MVO Nederland is the movement for entrepreneurs in the New Economy. This economy is climate-neutral, circular, inclusive and has fair (trade) chains. With 2,000 affiliated entrepreneurs, we are Europe’s largest sustainable business network, a network of partners who innovate and implement together in order to achieve a futureproof economy.
- improve existing value chains
- support companies with sustainable innovations and business models to enter into international markets
- lobby for a better environment for entrepreneurs
Our mission is to achieve a situation whereby 20 percent of Dutch GDP circulates in the New Economy. We aim to reach this tipping point no later than 2025.
companies active in projects and networks
- Determining CSR risks in international supply chains
- Identifying international sustainable business opportunities
- Defining a new benchmark for sustainable trade
- Matching companies with knowledge partners, solution builders and financiers
- Implementing (pilot) projects to support fair and sustainable trade
- Bring out results and encourage knowledge sharing
- Agri / food
- CSR Risk Check
An online due diligence check for your international supply chain
- IMVO voucher
50% cashback on research and advice costs for improving sustainable practices in the production chain
BUSINESS WITH IMPACT
In 2018 MVO Nederland started the ‘Business with Impact’ (Dutch: ‘Omzet met Impact’) programme, introducing a new approach to encourage sustainable trade in emerging economies. In this programme MVO Nederland matches coalitions of Dutch entrepreneurs with entrepreneurs in emerging markets. After research into promising market opportunities, (pilot) projects are being implemented to realise fair and sustainable trade and investments.
Companies must at least comply with the OECD guidelines and contribute significantly to the Sustainable Development Goals. The result: sustainable sourcing, production and delivery, thereby making a measurable contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Business with Impact programme is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
International Team Lead
MEINE VAN DER GRAAF
Business Developer Latin America
Initiator of the Futureproof Coffee Collective and other True Cost Accounting projects
Sector Manager Tourism
Initiator of the International Tourism Plastic Pledge and other tourism initiatives
Business Developer Africa
Initiator of the Green Tanning Initiative and Software Made in Africa
MICHIEL VAN YPEREN
Business Developer Asia
Initiator of Clothes the Circle and other circular textile initiatives
Lead Business Developer Asia
Responsible for the Biomass India Agreement and INDUS Forum
Sector Manager Chemistry
Responsible for plastic packaging initiative
MARJOLEIN VAN GENDT
Initiator of the Green Tanning Initiative and responsible for the IMVO vouchers
Constantly updating the CSR Risk Check
Working on the INDUS platform and the CSR Risk Check.
Project Officer Latin America
Working on the Futureproof Coffee Collective, sustainable avocados, and more. Mainly in Latin America
Communications strategy, outreach and creating content on the practice of international CSR.