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VOLGROEN B.V. PARTICIPANT OF THE GSES

VOLGROEN B.V. PARTICIPANT OF THE GSES

As a sustainable service provider, Volgroen is constantly working to organize its operations as sustainably as possible; From stimulating the energy transition and realizing the sustainable ambitions of this fast-growing company!

Felix Gruijters, Commercial Director of Volgroen; “Volgroen is proud to be involved in the Global Sustainable Enterprise system! The companies involved in GSES are companies that are innovative in the market. We need these kinds of companies to realize the energy transition now and embrace it.”

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Bags by MIJA is now participant of the GSES system

Bags by MIJA is now participant of the GSES system

Mia Stik is a fashion designer and maker of sustainable bags. “Sustainability is one of my
favorite things, we live in a fast world and throw away so much, without thinking about it.”
“That’s a big burden on the environment.” Mia says

If you look at the bags, you only see reused material and BBM is always looking for new
possibilities to reuse material. They combine the materials and create a new bag. At the
moment they use commercial banners, festival banners, airbags, safety belts, denim, fabrics,
coffee bags and used leather.

All bags are unique and tell their own sustainable story. Made in Almere.

 

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80:20 PROCUREMENT PARTICIPANT AND CLIËNT GSES®

80:20 PROCUREMENT PARTICIPANT AND CLIËNT GSES®

As a sustainable central purchasing organization, 80:20 Procurement is continuously busy setting up its operations as sustainable as possible; From stimulating sustainable purchasing and realizing the sustainable ambitions of this fast-growing international company!

At 80: 20Procurement sustainability is a very important issue. By participating in various sustainability initiatives such as the BlueScan, the procurement tool for the maritime sector, they also stimulate sustainable entrepreneurship in the maritime and offshore sector.

With the GSES® system, 80:20 not only makes their own operations but also the entire supply chain transparent, with the GSES it is visible what 80:20 Procurement and its suppliers score on the GSES® scorecard . 80:20 Procurement has become a commissioning party in addition to the GSES® system. This means that they give priority to their suppliers if they score positively on the GSES® system.

Sander Jongeneel, director of 80: 20Procurement Netherlands; “80: 20Procurement is proud to be involved in the Global Sustainable Enterprise system! We expect our customers to make great strides in the area of socially responsible procurement and circular purchasing.”

 

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The National Sustainability Institute & SGS launched GSES Product Certification methode – Circular Product Footprint

The National Sustainability Institute & SGS launched GSES Product Certification methode – Circular Product Footprint

The National sustainability institute of the Netherlands has developed the Circular Product Footprint to expand the GSES system. The Circular Product Footprint has been further developed in cooperation with SGS Search in order to properly measure all products from all different sectors on circularity. The CPF can be used worldwide.

End users of products and raw materials can see exactly how circular their end product is by using a QR code. the PCW (Potential Circular Worth) and why. The QR code linked directly to the international database in which all information about the product such as the production process, the used raw materials and elements, circular bussines model, waste processing method etc can be viewed.

The Circular Product Footprint is a workable method that uses, among other things, a mandatory circular business model and clearly shows the definition of circularity. The CPF works with the following exemptions; Cradle to Cradle, GRS, Bluesign.

“With the Circular Product Footprint method, we offer a global solution for the generic measurement of circularity of raw materials in finished products and projects at a later stage, enabling us to create awareness among end-users of a product through this method.” says Gert Jan Vroege of SGS Search.

Testcase Circular Product Footprint of the Ecocab NEO from Merford Cabins

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.

Complete overarching sustainable product certification

The Circular Product Footprint is the first of a three-stage generic overarching product certification which can measure all products from all sectors worldwide.
As a follow-up to the Circular Product Footprint, the Environmental Product Footprint will follow. The EPF certification is based on the ISO 14040 and the PEF. This will be launched by the NDI soon. In order to properly measure all products from all different sectors on an environmental friendly production process, we need a generic method that can be used worldwide.

The NDI also works with, Royal Haskoning DHV on the Health Product Footprint. The HPF method and HPF certification are also launched in 2018. The HPF is developed in order to properly measure all products from all different sectors on health risks. The EPF and HPF are certifiable both separately and in addition to the CPF.
As in the GSES system at company and chain level, the product certifications also work with exemptions so that the standard at product level is also functionally.

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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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