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PALMLEATHER WITH A CIRCULAR PRODUCT FOOTPRINT OF 95.2% DESIGNED BY STUDIO TJEERD VEENHOVEN

PALMLEATHER WITH A CIRCULAR PRODUCT FOOTPRINT OF 95.2% DESIGNED BY STUDIO TJEERD VEENHOVEN

Designer Tjeerd Veenhoven, winner of the Global Change award from H&M and owner of Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven discovered new sustainable materials for the product and fashionindustry. His latest creations: Palmleather and AlgaeFabrics.

Palmleather is special because it is made from the fallen leaves of the Areca Palm tree that grows in the South of India. This fantastic natural resource is still largely unused. Thanks to a simple and ecologically principle, these dry leaves are now processed into a flexible and strong material; Palmleather. In small factories in India, the leaves are collected and upgraded to palm leather by local workers. All kinds of products are made on site, from slippers to bags. It is a beautiful material where both the local economy and nature as a whole is benefiting from.

“When I came into contact with the National Sustainability Institute I got to know the GSES system, Kelly Ruigrok from NDI and Gert-Jan Vroege from SGS presented me the Circular Product Footprint method and the CPF method was very suitable for my materials and products. This was a fantastic opportunity for Palmleather to prove its sustainability. ” Thus Tjeerd Veenhoven.
The Palmleather CPF according to the Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven process is 95.2%. The textile industry is looking for substitute raw materials that are sustainable, circular and scalable, for which Palmleather is now demonstrably suitable.

“Now that we have developed and tested the Circular Product Footprint method for different products and raw materials in different industries, it is only a matter of time until certification is developed and then all products can be certified using the Circular Product Footprint method.” Said Kelly Ruigrok, NDI.

“Several big brands have already shown interest and together with O’Neill Footwear a successful collection of sandals has been brought onto the market! Sustainable design is finally really on the agenda, and it helps if you can make circular claims compliance. my customers also certify their end products on the basis of my certified materials! ” Thus Tjeerd Veenhoven.

For more information about Palmleather, visit www.tjeerdveenhoven.com

 

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GSES® & BLUESCAN

GSES® & BLUESCAN

The GSES system is a global standard, a system that measures companies and organizations on sustainable and circular enterprise.

BlueScan

Maritime companies such as Boskalis, Heerema Marine Contractors, Royal IHC and Pon Power had their own method to measure suppliers on sustainable behaviour each year. This lack of uniformity makes it difficult for suppliers. Therefore it was decided to get one solution: an assessment method for sustainability of a supplier. As the Dutch maritime sector applies this more extensively, this effect will affect the entire maritime value chain. BlueScan was officially launched in November 2017.

Sustainable purchasing as a trend

The BlueScan, a digital assessment methodology for the maritime sector, was created in 2017 to arrive at a uniform assessment methodology to make the supply chain within the maritime sector more sustainable. The sector saw how the life cycle of products becomes shorter; chains are less transparent and need to look beyond just cost-saving measures. More than 80% of the chief procurement officers (CPOs) consider sustainable purchasing as a trend.

The GSES system is a global standard, a system that measures companies and organizations on sustainable and circular business and all other facets of sustainability. The National Sustainability Institute of the Netherlands developed the GSES system.
From Bluescan to GSES® The initiators of the BlueScan decided to go one step further: to assurence the validation of the results the BlueScan needed an independent validation and certification institute; this became the National Sustainability Institute of the Netherlands. With the integration of the BlueScan into the GSES®, the tool is carried thru a sector with a lot of sustainability challenges.

For example, GSES / BlueScan helps suppliers of maritime and offshore companies to provide sustainable and circular entrepreneurship with making the steering group transparent. Participants of the GSES® / BlueScan are encouraged to set goals in addition to the process of monitoring sustainability, where they want to stand for 2, 3 and 5 years in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship.

Founding fathers of the BlueScan & members of the GSES® System

  • Boskalis
  • Heerema Marine Contractors
  • Royal IHC
  • Pon Power
  • Theunissen Technical Trading
  • 80/20 Procurement
  • Peterson

This collaboration between large parties from the maritime and offshore sector should ensure that sustainable and circular business practices in this sector become more transparent and accelerate to a higher level. A large number of clients give a number of suppliers a document validation to encourage suppliers to become participants and to make the sector more transparent.

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CIRCULAR PRODUCT FOOTPRINT OF THE ECOCAB NEO FROM MERFORD CABINS IS 51%

CIRCULAR PRODUCT FOOTPRINT OF THE ECOCAB NEO FROM MERFORD CABINS IS 51%

To test out the Circular Product Footprint we present the CPF of a Merford product. A large proportion of the Merford products contribute to a sustainable working and living environment. Consider, for example, the fire doors, acoustic absorption materials and Merford ergonomic operator cabins. In addition, more and more of the Merford products, whether or not partly, are constructed from recycled materials. A good example of this is the Ecocab NEO, the crane cab that consists of recycled and recyclable materials. This is why the National Sustainability Institute is very proud of the Ecocab NEO as a test case for the Circular Product Footprint.

“The NDI and SGS have tested different products from different sectors and are launching the Merford Cabins test case in June 2018. Merford Cabins measures its Ecocab NEO through the Circular Product Footprint.This cabin already has a Cradle to Cradle certificate and that makes this case just so interesting! ” according to Kelly Ruigrok, founder of the NDI, GSES and developer of the Circular Product Footprint.

“Merford Cabins has been investing for decades in providing sustainable solutions for crane operators, so that they remain vital and can carry out their work in a pleasant and professional manner.” With the Ecocab NEO we are just going one step further. the products in the industrial sector can also be produced with the utmost respect for people and the environment The Cradle to Cradle certificate is a nice reward for this innovation, but in the end it is all about the fact that everyone looks a bit further than normal. we are proud to be involved in this project of the NDI. ” according to David Buschman, general manager of Merford Cabins.

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Offshore Energy 2018 welcomes GSES Go Green Pavilion!

Offshore Energy 2018 welcomes GSES Go Green Pavilion!

Offshore Energy 2018 is proud to announce the arrival of the Go Green Pavilion in cooperation with NDI, the National Sustainability Institute to the exhibition floor. Navigating your daily operations in an industry where sustainability and circular economy are top-of-mind can be daunting. Learn from the best practices of Boskalis, Heerema, Royal IHC, Peterson Offshore, 8020 Procurement, Theunissen Technical Trading at the Go Green Pavilion. Also you will find OOS International, Merford and Trustlube with circular product cases from the Global Sustainable Enterprise system of the NDI.

 

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