In October 2022, Care Belgium will receive the internationally recognised United Nations (UN) sustainability certificate from the Belgian Chamber of Commerce. In order to receive this certificate, the company as SDG Pioneer had to attain the VCDO (Voka Charter for Sustainable Enterprise) certificate three times within five years, and have completed a successful action for each of the seventeen SDGs.
The initiative to put Care Belgium’s sustainability actions into a charter was begun by Chantal Moerenhout, working as head sales manager in the sales department of the Belgian cleaning company. “Care Belgium has been active in the field of sustainability for years, with projects far away and close by. We have been dedicated to educating girls in countries where this education is not available with Plan International for twenty years. We have also been supporting a school in Antwerp set up for children with autism spectrum disorder for over a decade. Both projects are structurally embedded in the policy.
Since 2016, Care Belgium has been committed to clean drinking water with the “A litre for a litre” campaign (as part of the MADE BLUE project) in order to compensate for its water consumption. We have now given back 62.5 million litres of clean water to society in places in the world where this is not available. I’m incredibly proud that we’re receiving this certificate based on this and all of the SDG actions we’ve set up in recent years. This means that future customers will know that they are working with a truly sustainable partner.”