As well as all the measures that VelopA has taken to ensure sustainability, the company also compensates for all its unavoidable CO2 emissions by investing in a sustainable energy project by means of Gold Standard credits.
The Gold Standard is the highest quality standard of them all when it comes to CO2 compensation. Only sustainable energy projects that meet all the requirements set by the Gold Standard organization are awarded the Gold Standard and are entitled to generate Gold Standard credits from the projects concerned on the basis of the sustainable energy produced.
The funds from CO2 compensation are channelled into two Gold Standard wind energy projects called Changbin and Taichung off the west coast of Taiwan. Together, the project includes 65 wind turbines each with a capacity of 2.3MW. This provides enough sustainable energy for a total of 110,000 households. The energy generated makes a direct contribution to reducing CO2 emissions from the Taiwanese electricity network, which relies mainly on coal. The project improves the local environment, stimulates sustainable energy production in the Taiwanese economy and provides employment opportunities for the local population.
VelopA was awarded its International Quality standard ISO 9001 in 1998, and it also complies with the most recent version of this quality management system, ISO9001:2008.
Since 2010, VelopA has had an environmental protection system in place that meets the ISO 14001 standard. This enables the company to manage and minimize environmental risks.
VelopA became part of the national NEN forum on ISO 26000 (CSR guideline). VelopA-Omniplay also aims to achieve its CSR certificate in 2012.
VelopA has a Komo certificate from SKH, which guarantees safety when installing equipment.
VelopA achieves reductions in waste through low-waste design, purchasing and packaging. VelopA seeks to limit its consumption of paper. The paper that we use is always FSC or Cradle to Cradle paper.
Other efforts related to CSR
In 2010, VelopA developed and distributed its new ‘Sustainability Chart’. This gives a clear explanation of the guidelines for sustainable procurement as laid down by the NL Agency (Agentschap NL). You can request a copy of the chart from our website.
...VelopA also has a Fair Trade coffee machine.
...VelopA promotes ‘green’ products (e.g. recycled paper, green electricity). For example, we use Cradle to Cradle toilet paper in our toilets.
...VelopA regularly offers work experience and internships so that younger generations can gain experience too.