TenCate’s CSR and the Environment

The topic of sustainability takes a very high position in TenCate’s expansion, positioning and reporting.

TenCate perceives the implementation of an incorporated sustainability strategy dedicated to biodiversity and the company’s natural surroundings to be the most significant element of the environmental dimension of business enterprise. Throughout this strategy the next subjects are the most appealing:

  • Energy control and CO2 emissions. From the beginning of 2013, more than 15 percent of the energy consumed by TenCate came from sustainable sources, including renewable electricity. Environmentally friendly energy sources, like wind energy, hydroelectricity or solar energy today make up more than 15 percent of the company’s electricity consumption.

  • Water intake and wastewater. In 2013, water intake by TenCate was decreased by a little over 15 percent as compared to 2012, and wastewater was lowered by almost 16 percent in comparison to 2012.

  • Rejects and waste material. TenCate makes use of raw materials as effectively as they possibly can. Inevitable waste components are taken away and dealt with in an ecologically responsible way and handled by highly regarded waste processing businesses. Compared to 2012, TenCate realized a decrease of 5 percent in 2013.

Innovative materials generally come with beneficial environmental impacts, including a decrease in CO2 footprint, and this can be an integral demand booster for superior functional products and materials. Excellent illustrations are automotive composites and a number of geotextiles.

Randstad Endorses Employer Branding

Randstad recognizes the importance of employer branding and therefore gives awards to companies that excel in their performance in this field. What is employer branding?

In a nutshell: an employer brand represents the image a company projects as a potential employer. If you have a strong employer brand, then your company is considered a distinctive place to work, with attractive brand values and career prospects.

The Randstad Award is presented each year to the most attractive employer in various countries throughout the globe. The winner is based on the outcome of the world’s largest survey of employer branding. It is ‘the people’s choice’, based on the views of a representative sample of employees and job-seekers in each of the participating countries. There are 7,000 respondents per country.

TenCate – Corporate Social Responsibility

There is no doubt that businesses these days have an obvious accountability to get involved and make contributions in a positive way in their communities. TenCate has always had a tradition of social accountability and boasts a powerful dedication towards society via sponsorships and donations.

Throughout the world, TenCate staff members are actively engaged in a large number of initiatives and assignments, and the company is strongly engaged in the local communities it is operating in. Each and every year, TenCate is sponsoring numerous projects, both in financial terms and by supplying materials that are produced by the company. Additionally, market groups and personnel furnish time or resources for community or regional social events.

At TenCate they guarantee that CSR programs are aligned correctly with the company’s business, and in 2016 contributions to social initiatives accounted for around 0.15 percent of the company’s revenues, and this is a substantial increase in comparison with 2015.

Important activities:

  • Contributions of TenCate Grass for the Dutch First League for professional football in the Netherlands

TenCate’s CSR Approach

Understanding the increasing stakeholders’ anticipation for corporate responsibility and accountability, TenCate developed and integrated in 2013 a proactive CSR approach and strategy that advances the transparency. The TenCate CSR strategy can be categorized into 5 sections:

  • Triple bottom line mindset. The essence of Corporate Social Responsibility is understanding “the triple bottom line”: People, Planet and Profit. TenCate not only looks to maximize their profits but as well includes environmental and social concerns. As an illustration, in 2013 TenCate improved the utilization of environmentally friendly electricity at production plants throughout the world, and the company’s factories generated 14 percent less CO2 than last year.

  • CSR management. TenCate has a committed CSR team. Last year, 2013, a corporate CSR regulator has joined TenCate’s corporate CSR team to be able to enhance the accumulation, evaluation, aggregation, and validation of all CSR information and enlarge or extend these data where and when necessary. TenCate’s corporate CSR staff reports directly to the Executive Board, specifying the corporate targets and ambitions, and the company’s CSR programme on an annual basis. The targets and outcomes are evaluated with the central management and group management when possible every three months. If required, the management of each group makes modifications to the implementation

DSM Key Innovations

Innovation is a key growth driver and the bridge between Bright Science and Brighter Living. Innovation at DSM is connected to sustainability in many ways, and both growth drivers reinforce each other. Innovation is not just about great ideas, state-of-the-art technology, and high-tech labs. It also involves spotting market trends and opportunities and using technological capabilities to improve the quality of people’s lives in a way that is commercially attractive.
A few illustrative examples of how DSM puts its philosophy into practice.

Shell-What You Should Know about

Shell is an international group of oil and gas companies, operating in more than 90 countries worldwide. With activities in most, if not all, areas of the oil industry such as exploration, refining, distribution, marketing, trading, and power generation, Shell is ranked as the 5th largest company in the world.

Shell can trace back its origins to the year 1833 when Marcus Samuel, an antiques shopkeeper, decided to sell oriental shells, which were a very popular commodity at that time. This decision paved the way for a successful import/export business, which later on became the foundation of the Shell oil company. In 1907, the Royal Dutch Shell Group was finally created upon the merger of Shell Transport (40%) and Royal Dutch (60%). From then on, the Group experienced rapid expansion across the globe.

The Story of ING Brand

The ING (International Netherlands Group) is a Dutch company that provides a wide array of services to cater to the needs of an extensive customer base in more than 45 countries. They are operating in retail and commercial banking, asset management, general lending products, retirement and insurance services, and corporate investments.

ING was established in 1991 after the merger of two companies, NMB Postbank and Nationale-Nederlanden.

The two major services that are offered by the ING Company are banking and insurance. The banking service is distributed into two lines, Retail Banking, and Commercial Banking. Retail Banking is focused on individuals and small to medium-sized enterprises in countries all over the world, both in established and in emerging markets.