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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

For Aqualectra CSR means taking into account the impact our business has on our surroundings. We believe CSR should be tangible and functional. Transferring money to charity is often an act of political correctness, complying with laws and regulations is obliged and the main reason for donating money to a local sports club is publicity. These are all noble causes in it selves but this is not what CSR stands for. Our focus is on a combination of stimulating secondary technical education and improving working pleasure, skills and methods. This should lead to less ‘waste’ and result in a positive contribution to our environmental impact as well as improvement of the well-being of our workforce.

Through CSR Aqualectra follows her own path with the purpose of contributing to an improved living environment, while at the same time improving the organizational efficiency and effectiveness to realize a continued healthy business future as well. As stated in our ‘Business Vision’ we have chosen to make CSR an integral part of our identity.

Running our business this way ensures us short- and long term continuity and is beneficial to our workforce and our surroundings. With every step Aqualectra takes we are striving for the right balance between ‘People, Planet and Profit’. The management facilitates this by allocating sufficient capacity and resources.

SCR performance ladder – level 3

Aqualectra considers Corporate Social Responsibility an important part of her vision statement therefore it is something we act upon. For us CSR is not an empty shell. We wanted to assume our responsibility and now we are proud to mention our certification for ‘CSR performance ladder’ level 3 is a fact. On Facebook you can ‘follow’ our initiatives and activities.

CO2 performance ladder – level 3

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is one of Aqualectra’s focal points in contributing to a better environment. We take pride in producing quality products at the right (commercial) conditions and with applying high standards in dealing with people and environment. One of the environmental goals is to reduce CO2 by 2.5% annually within scope 1 and 2.

The ‘CO2 performance ladder’ was originally developed by the Dutch rail infra provider ProRail and was first used in 2009 as a procurement tool to encourage companies to be aware of their CO2 emissions and act accordingly with energy saving, efficient use of materials and using renewable energy as focal points. As a high potential tool it became more broadly used in other organizations and a 2.0 version was developed and is now under the supervision of the SKAO foundation (www.skao.nl available in English). The ‘ladder’ is fully compatible with European regulations and the Public Procurement (Tendering Rules) Directive.

The CO2 performance ladder gives us a fair and documented look into our carbon dioxide performance on which substantiated decisions can be made to reduce our CO2 emissions. Explicitly communicating our goals and actions is one of the main pillars of the ‘ladder’ so all participants within the supply chain are aware of actions taken and together can make an effort to work together in reducing the CO2 emissions.

The ‘CO2 performance ladder’ has three main sources on which CO2 emissions can be monitored referred to as scopes:

  • Scope 1 covers direct emissions which are manageable by ourselves. We monitor our ‘lease cars’ our ‘rented cars’ and the ‘heating consumption’ of our premises.
  • Scope 2 covers indirect emissions derived from using private means to fulfill business tasks. This scope also includes business travel. We register our ‘air miles’, the business usage of privately owned cars and the electricity usage.

Our results, initiatives and goals have been archived on this website under the header documentation. (dutch)

CO2 results 2016

Aqualectra has again reached the goal of a 2.5% annual reduction in CO2 emissions (scope 1 and 2). In 2016 we did so by reducing our overall traffic movements. We now have achieved:

  • A 44% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to the base year 2011
  • An 4% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to the year 2015.

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