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06.19.2019

Wyckaert awarded Voka’s Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

On June 19th, Wyckaert received the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Charter for the fourth time in a row.

With the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Charter, Voka (the Belgian Flemish Chamber of Commerce and Industry) honors companies that make more effort than is strictly required by law with regard to the environment, safety and people-friendly business.

The sustainability actions are linked to the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations that focus on people, prosperity, partnership, planet and peace. Since 2015, these have been endorsed by 193 state and government leaders. Those goals should be achieved by 2030. An ambitious and groundbreaking task in which the business world plays an important role. Wyckaert, too, has committed itself to using sustainable development goals as a critical reflection framework for future-oriented business strategies.

This means that Wyckaert:

  • integrates sustainable entrepreneurship in a proactive manner into company policy
  • formulates objectives and actions that are consistent with the United Nations sustainable development objectives
  • reports on the results to the evaluation committee of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Charter
  • communicates externally about the actions performed
  • continuously works on compliance with social, welfare and environmental legislation

What did Wyckaert achieve in the past year in the context of sustainable development objectives?

  • drawing up a context analysis of the internal and external stakeholders
  • further development of a learning organization through, among other things, the implementation of LEAN.
  • focus on sharing internal knowledge by, among other things, transfer knowledge on site
  • strengthen external communication (including employer branding)
  • organizing various “Feel Good” activities with a focus on sports, health and relaxation.
  • management and employees work together to raise money for 2 charities during a whole year