Sibelco Belgium recognised for sustainable entrepreneurship

On 8 June Sibelco Belgium received the VCDO (Voka Charter Duurzaam Ondernemen), a certificate recognising sustainable entrepreneurship from the Belgian Chamber of Commerce (Voka) for the area Mechelen-Kempen.

During the evaluation period of 2021, the team in Belgium has successfully implemented several changes in full alignment with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The actions focused on reducing our CO2 footprint and implementing sustainable change. Our efforts to increase our safety culture, the research on glass recycling by the Glass lab and our bicycle-friendly mobility policy also received positive feedback from the evaluation committee of the Chamber.

On the picture: receiving the Charter on behalf of Sibelco: Bart Daems (Sustainability Manager Belgium) and Ibn Delaet (Communication & PR Officer)

The companies and organizations recognized by this certificate are committed to contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. The SDGs touch areas such as good governance, community relations and collaboration between companies, but also talent development, CO2 reduction, and the sustainable use of water.

"These targets should help businesses and citizens to work in a sustainable way towards 2030 and beyond. It is encouraging that many companies are adapting their policies to the targets set by the United Nations, using them as a compass for their business" says Guido Evens, senior advisor on Sustainable Business at Voka Mechelen-Kempen.

Bart Daems, Sustainability Manager Sibelco Belgium says:

It’s more important than ever to be a sustainable business. At Sibelco, this is integrated in our vision and our overall strategy, Sibelco 2025. This recognition from Voka confirms that the sustainable mindset is embedded in our day-to-day business and underlines that teamwork is the key to success. We will continue to work on these goals in the future as one Sibelco team.

Bart Daems

Sustainability Manager Sibelco Belgium

Earlier this month the entire Sibelco group was also awarded the Voka Star to mark our 150 years of entrepreneurship.

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