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.

12 PROJECTS

9 COUNTRIES

8 SDGs

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.

Together we:

  • 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.

IN SHORT

2,000

affiliated businesses


530

companies active in projects and networks


12

international projects


27

national projects


10,000+

Futureproof.community members

OUR SERVICES

  • 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

OUR SECTORS

  • Agri / food
  • Tourism
  • Chemicals
  • Textile
  • Leather

OUR TOOLS

  • 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.

PETRA VEENEMAN

International Team Lead




MEINE VAN DER GRAAF

Business Developer Latin America

Initiator of the Futureproof Coffee Collective and other True Cost Accounting projects

SASKIA PEPPING

Sector Manager Tourism

Initiator of the International Tourism Plastic Pledge and other tourism initiatives

FRANS TILSTRA

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

NANCY ALEXAKI

Lead Business Developer Asia

Responsible for the Biomass India Agreement and INDUS Forum

ELSBETH ROELOFS

Sector Manager Chemistry

Responsible for plastic packaging initiative

MARJOLEIN VAN GENDT

Project Manager

Initiator of the Green Tanning Initiative and responsible for the IMVO vouchers

KATINKA JOL

Project Officer

Constantly updating the CSR Risk Check

SANNE SWINKELS

Project officer

Working on the INDUS platform and the CSR Risk Check.

STEFAN ROOLVINK

Project Officer Latin America

Working on the Futureproof Coffee Collective, sustainable avocados, and more. Mainly in Latin America

MONIQUE BOERE

Communications manager

Communications strategy, outreach and creating content on the practice of international CSR.