Inspiration from the CSR Quality Mark

... the latest trends and developments in the field of CSR

Inspiration for Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsor run

At the beginning of May this year, I, together with 2 other wheelchair users, decided to participate in a sponsored walk. For me, “doing something for fellow human beings” played a major role. With CSR you are also quite often concerned with the heading 'People', so CSR has certainly helped me in making…

CSR and locality – sustainability a certainty.

Neither employer, nor employee, nor employers' association, local municipality or any other body can escape this: CSR. The broad attention for CSR is therefore picked up by many organizations and applied in their business operations. The vegetable specialist around the corner only packs its products with recyclable paper, the construction company in the area is now actively working…

Taxes in a sustainable perspective

Taxes are an old phenomenon. And it is a concept that is not entirely positively etched in our memory. We know that at the beginning of our era people were already enriching themselves with taxes. Over the centuries, all kinds of administrators have made a mess of it. The common people sighed under the high…

New quality mark requirements from 2022

A company that succeeds in developing policies that make a profit, in harmony with the well-being of its employees and that have an impact on the environment, is doing business in a socially responsible manner. In order to demonstrate this to stakeholders (clients, relations, various authorities), the quality mark 'Corporate Social Responsibility' was also…

Not covid-19, but climate is the biggest threat to our health.

After we've been globally banned (and it's not over...) from covid-19 for about a year and a half, it seems strange to read the above line. After around 2,000,000 infections and 18,000 deaths in the Netherlands, we know that the Corona flu is not just a flu virus, but loneliness, fears, worries and…

SRI as part of CSR

More and more organizations consider it important to be Corporate Social Responsibility, in order to take into account the effects of their business operations on people, the environment and society. These organizations aim to contribute to solving social problems, such as air pollution, climate change and poor working conditions. Initially, many…

Series customer speaking: Bakery Remmerswaal

Preview of Bakery Remmerswaal. In the customer speaking series, we hope to reflect on Bakkerij Remmerswaal today. This medium-sized bakery from Schiedam is now working with the 3rd generation at the helm and is constantly expanding its organization. Standing for traditional quality with a wide range, the company continues its growth line. Mr.…

CSR at the best ROC in the Netherlands

I am a student at the Hoornbeeck college in Kampen. The Hoornbeeck College has been voted the best ROC in the Netherlands 12 times in a row. Before writing this article, I had an interview with Mr Bart, the branch manager of the Kampen location. Actually, I had to ask very few questions and he told…

CSR and Cleaning – Series: Forced Marriage?

According to an unnamed cleaning company, we are well on the way to gradually implementing sustainability in all (facility) organizations. And once that has been implemented, are we done with CSR? Doesn't seem like it to me. It's not a necessary evil or a monster we've brought home. No, it is on all…

Recycling Sector & CSR – Series: Forced Marriage?

The Netherlands and Europe want to move towards a more circular economy. A tough challenge. The recycling companies have been working on this for a long time, they are developing new initiatives. Although not simple, it leads to positive results, which is partly due to the material value that can be recovered from the amount of material to be recycled. This is…

Greengiving and CSR: every day practice

Keurmerk's word: Greengiving In February, Greengiving was CSR certified for the third year in a row by Keurmerk Nederland. We are very happy with that. We believe it is important to act in a socially responsible manner and to do business sustainably. We do this from a sober, practical attitude, with an eye for the world around us…

CSR when using transport pallets

Read in this blog our view on the use of the transport pallet and why we think this is also a good topic for companies that develop a policy for corporate social responsibility. Billions of pallets are in use worldwide. They are used in the storage and transport of products. Most of those pallets…

Fancy a portion of wind energy?

Four windmills are being built on the border of the municipality of Oldebroek, Hattem and Kampen. Whoever walks into the polder close to my house does not look away or overlook them. Well, 150 meters with a blade is not nothing. You have to be willing to pay for sustainability, right? Or is something like that…

'Sustainability plays its part in every life.'

  An example of myself is, the wheelchairs I've had. I used to often get a Kiddo as a wheelchair. A wonderful thing for durability. Everything could be replaced by a larger part if the wheelchair became too small. And the used parts were remanufactured in the factory to be used again.…

The arrival of the Pfandjäger, CSR in practice!

CSR developments follow each other in rapid succession. Coca Cola announced at the end of 2020 that it was at an advanced stage with the development of the paper bottle, the government recently announced that a deposit on cans will become a fact. The day is approaching when we have to start doing CSR, the unequal distribution among companies…

Heat pump

It's hip, it's sustainable: a heat pump. Do you already have one? Where the pellet stove is on its way back and the burning Netherlands has to get rid of the natural gas addiction, there is an alternative: a pump that extracts heat and cold from the air or from the ground. I am now also hip and sustainable: with me…

Fighting waste and pursuing a circular economy

It was so ordinary. Drink from a bottle with a plastic straw or from a plastic cup. Staggering amounts of it have been used every year and thrown away immediately after use. Over time, we have come to realize that such a cup or straw is made in seconds, just minutes…

CSR news: Plastic waste

Welcome to the Newsletters Department! As chairman of the committee of “our” Keurmerk I can open the new series of newsletters. When it's all on track, a newsletter is issued every two weeks, written by someone who is involved in one way or another with the Keurmerk. Now there is normal…