“Futureproofed sketched a very interesting framework on how to use circular business models, using real-life examples. Subsequently, it was up to us to bring this theory to practice in small groups. Using whiteboards and icons we drew a business model, which we further refined using the business model canvas. This was all done under the professional supervision of Serge and Mieke. Very inspiring and practical to use.”
- Gilbert de Raad - Marketing Manager Renewi
“Building a new store is not an easy task. The pressure of time and cost is high. To support project developers and maintenance managers in making new and existing stores more sustainable, we needed a clear strategy and vision that could be translated in guidelines. But we also need engagement of the coworkers to work differently in the future. With this two day workshop Futureproofed helped us to understand today’s challenges and to get inspired by others. Beside that, they facilitate in a very constructive way discussions to support the whole group in creating the direction forward.”
- Caroline Gastaud - Sustainability Manager IKEA Belgium
“As a company with a very strong commitment to sustainable solutions, both in housing (passive & zero energy) and districts (ecovillage), a screening from Futureproofed is an absolute must. Not only for optimizing purposes, but also to make things measurable.”
- Stefaan Bostoen - CEO Bostoen
“With our company we want to create added value on a sustainable way. Gaining insight into the environmental impact of your business is important to get CO2 on your radar and get to look at reduction potential. Futureproofed helped us in preparing our first carbon footprint, where we used the GHG Protocol as a guideline. Through this joint project, our engineers are now able to refine and update our numbers each year. Before we publish our results in the annual report, we do an external audit. This boosts the quality of our data systematically and we learn continuously.”
- Jef Colruyt - CEO Colruyt Group
“Futureproofed helped Durabrik Group to further define its main strategic sustainability features for its construction and site development features. In this way, Durabrik is now differentiating itself from other turnkey contractors in the Belgian construction market.”
- Steven Vanden Brande - Durabrik Group
“I believe Alpro is a frontrunner on sustainability. Nevertheless it is challenging to manage and focus all the great projects we are doing. We asked Futureproofed to help us with a framework for all these projects and with the integration in our new 2020 strategy.
I am very familiar with their hands-on methodology and when customized for Alpro in an efficient workshop, we were able to get the maximum out of all the stakeholders during that afternoon. I now feel the strategy is more clear than ever and everybody is aligned around this renewed strategy.”
- Greet Vanderheyden - Sustainable Development Manager Alpro
“Triodos Bank is a globally recognised leader in impact investing and sustainable banking. We wanted to organise and structure our knowledge on sustainable buildings in order to simplify the credit assessments.
Futureproofed delivered the tool to help our credit assessors to do their job more efficiently. Now, our customers understand better what we define as a sustainable building.”
- Koen Van Echelpoel - Go to Market manager at Triodos Bank
“Together with Futureproofed, IADC developed a format for its first networking event. Lecturers from within the association, Futureproofed and the London School of Economics addressed relevant facets of the dredging industry resulting in an inspiring programme for those in attendance. Following the networking event, the generated momentum will be maintained by staying in touch with participants. The event was the first in a new series of annual meetings which will encourage and stimulate innovative thinking and activity within the dredging industry.”
- René Kolman - President IADC
“The mission of Schoenen Torfs is ‘People, planet, profit’. It is therefore logical that we want to tackle our CO2 footprint. In Futureproofed we found the perfect partner. Not only they made us a very clear audit with very concrete recommendations on CO2 reduction, but they also played an important role in raising awareness of our employees. No theoretical consultants in suits, but men & women of flesh and blood that touched the hearts of the Torfs community... and that is essential for a company that goes for change!”
- Wouter Torfs - CEO Schoenen Torfs
“We decided to implement shared value in our core strategy.
We asked Futureproofed to help us shape and implement this strategy. They tailored their proven methodology to our specific needs through a careful workshop preparation. I really feel their approach made sustainability a key innovation driver in the minds of our people.
The result of the work Futureproofed did for these two business lines will serve as an example for the whole group. We have chosen the path of sustainability for our future.”
- Jean-Pierre De Kesel - Recticel Chief Sustainability Officer
“The mission of MIWA is to develop a uniform and sustainable waste and material strategy by efficiently managing household waste to support a better environment. When Sint-Niklaas started working on their climate action plan we immediately supported it by becoming a industry pioneer. We contacted Futureproofed after I attended a workshop for the climate action plan.
Futureproofed helped us to calculate and understand our CO2 emissions. Even more important is they gave a nuanced but clear overview of our avoided emissions.”
- Sven Peeters - CEO MIWA
“The vision of our company states that our highest goal is to safeguard our existence beyond many future generations. Everything we do should therefore contribute to the sustainable growth of our company’s environment: our people, our suppliers but also our responsibility to our society. After meeting Steven and Mieke from Futureproofed we finally found the right partners to give us a detailed view on our impact to that society. No “greenwashing” or fluffy messages but straight forward data without the loss of the economic goal: increase our profit by contributing to the well being of the people around us, making plans to become even better and grow in a sustainable way.”
- Peter Van Hoecke - CEO Van Hoecke
“Our facilities in Belgium are a pinnacle example of how sustainable innovation is embedded into Nike’s growth strategy, which enables us to maximize our performance while minimizing our footprint. The success of this expansion is a result of excellent teamwork, with great cooperation from local and national governments, and support from many partners and the local community.”
- Bert Stevens - Vice President Europe Operations at Nike
“ONDD is a specialist through and through, and a point of reference in the sector, and we wanted to define a professional focus in our CSR policy. Futureproofed helped us to find this focus and to align our CSR policy with our traditional corporate goals. We have learned to see that CSR is not about following a long list of rules, but about a new way of looking at things, and to discover new opportunities.”
- Nabil Jijakli - Secretary General ONDD
“Primewater has a proven track-record in the B2B market for water purification. We believed the introduction of Fontinet to the consumer market needed extra leverage and therefore contacted Futureproofed to study Fontinet’s environmental Impact. Futureproofed not only confirmed the huge advantage in comparison to PET bottled water, they also provided very clear visuals to support our communication strategy. It is very convincing for your customer to have your added value so clearly visualised.”
- Joop Scharstuhl - Founder of Primewater
“At Tessenderlo Group, we see business opportunities in addressing unsustainable practices. In a pilot project, Futureproofed helped us in choosing our battles, focusing on the levers that have the biggest impact on the climate, water consumption and ultimately, shared value creation. It is refreshing to see how Futureproofed not just shares our view on the role of business in sustainable development, but actually helps us achieve it.”
- Frank Coenen - CEO of Tessenderlo Group
“GE Lighting is pivoting from a product manufacturer to a system solution provider focussed on customer outcomes. I believe Futureproofed did a great job because they were able to analyse, verify and visualise the results we deliver with our systems. Futureproofed is a very hands-on and agile company with visionary ideas. Their approach really helped us to propel this project forward.”
- Stefano Chiavegati - EMEA Marketing Director at GE Lighting
“Think differently, unconventionally and from a new perspective. Serge and his team assisted us in the organisation of a three-day conference in Rotterdam. We experienced Futureproofed as a highly professional and competent facilitator. They’ve challenged our youngsters and I was more than happy with the quality of new ideas that came out of the conference. Plans are already underway for a next event”
- Alain Bernard - Former CEO DEME