True Price, IUCN NL and MVO Nederland have taken the initiative for a new Green Deal with the Dutch Government, titled ‘Working Together on Transparancy of Natural and Social Capital’. This Deal enables a coalition of 13 large companies to cooperate with civil society organizations on making visible their impact on nature and the well-being of people. The parties will work together with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The Green Deal was signed yesterday during the Leaders for Nature Forum, a yearly sustainability event for companies. Among the companies joining are AkzoNobel, ARCADIS, BAM, Deloitte, DSM, EY, FMO, Interface, Heijmans, KPMG, Philips, PwC en Thermaflex. The Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA) and the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Investment (VBDO) have also signed.
Objective of the Green Deal is that companies map the societal impact of their operations and production chains and report back their results, for instance through their annual reports. Making the impact of business on nature and society visible improves the understanding of a company’s actual performance; an important step towards a sustainable, green and inclusive economy. Moreover, the deal contributes to the implementation of the Natural Capital agenda that the Dutch government has prioritized.
The different parties will engage in a program together, in which knowledge sharing and knowledge development are central. Wherever possible, joint projects will be initiated.