Several aspects must be taken into account when undertaking sustainable development to ensure holistic and sustainable governance. These aspects include a social dimension with regards the company’s direct or indirect community, and an environmental dimension relating to the overall ecological impact of the company’s activity.
Our vision and mission are closely intertwined and we believe it’s really important to live by our principles and lead by example. That’s why we want to share with you the various actions we are taking as part of our own sustainability strategy.
Our codes and charters
Supplier code of conduct
A Beautiful Green has a clear sustainability strategy, which means we know our suppliers well. They are handpicked and evaluated according to specific ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria. We expect our suppliers to comply with our Code of Conduct in its entirety.
Based in Luxembourg and Belgium, A Beautiful Green is active in several communities. Like any business, our agency has an impact on these communities. In line with our social responsibility and values, we want to not only avoid any negative effects but also create positive effects!
We express our commitment through different actions and with different partners encompassing a variety of audiences. Here is our commitment below. We hope to continue taking action by integrating the communities around us as much as we can.
Raising awareness about sustainable development
Any sustainable development initiative begins and continues by raising awareness of the issues facing our society today. Becoming aware of your impact, the impact of others and how we can all help is an important step towards fostering sustainable development. Many are not yet familiar with the subject and underestimate the power of their actions.
That’s why we are active in schools, business incubators and entrepreneurship seminars. We actively participate in raising awareness among target audiences at all levels. Children will take action tomorrow and business owners are the prime movers of today, the ones who have the power to build the foundations of a sustainable economy.
We have been visiting several schools in Luxembourg to give awareness courses on sustainable development and sustainable entrepreneurship. We participated in the Summer School 2021 at the Plug-R business incubator. We also take part in seminars in collaboration with Infogreen, an information platform for sustainable development projects in Luxembourg.
We want to encourage innovation in the professional sphere and show future workers that a career in sustainable development is not only possible but worthwhile! It therefore seemed obvious to us to partner with the organisation “Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg asbl” which, each year, gives students the opportunity to spend a day with a professional. In this way, students can both gain awareness of sustainable development practices and share our vision for a day, and who knows, even make it their own mission too.
We want to extend our impact in a positive way. To do this, we make a monthly donation to the organisation CARE which shares a vision and values that truly resonate with us. CARE is an organisation that combats poverty and fights for gender equality. The organisation has been active internationally since 1945 through a variety of campaign activities, including the CARE Package. This official document explains the actions we support through our donation.
We don’t want to stop there. We obviously want to continue raising awareness among as many people as possible. The more communities made aware of the issues at hand, the more difficult it will be to not take action. Raising awareness is the most direct and local impact we can make, and it will remain the focus of our social commitment. This said, we want to continue to improve our impact and develop new social goals. We’ll let you know all about them!
Our carbon footprint
The environment is just as important as social commitment. A Beautiful Green measures its carbon emissions with the help of its partner Traace, which provides a monitoring platform as well as its expertise in the field.
Every company undertakes activities that generate emissions. Calculating carbon footprint is one of the most well-known measurements given that CO2 emissions are generated by any company, regardless of its size, offer or sector of activity.
In addition to measuring our carbon emissions, we have also set ourselves emissions reduction targets. As part of our environmental management system, we review our activities every year to ensure that we are making good progress towards our goals.
We have already incorporated many eco-actions within the agency: waste sorting, recycling, a responsible purchasing policy, teleworking as the norm and encouraging the use of public transport. All these sustainable behaviours are part of our daily lives and help us achieve our goals for sustainable growth.
Our certifications and labels
B Corp certification and the ESR label are two certification and labelling processes that we trust in. We believe they encompass a set of strict criteria that verify the holistic commitment of a responsible company.
All of our team members have participated in training to be recognised as B Leaders. This means we have the knowledge to support you in the B Corp certification process.
We are currently in the process of being assessed and certified B Corp ourselves. And we’re excited about completing the process and finally being a full member of the B Corp community!
We were also awarded the ESR label from INDR Luxembourg in 2020. Thanks to this label, we have also recently been awarded the “Responsibility Europe” label, a European-wide designation that brings together under one banner the majority of the labels considered most demanding in Europe. If you want to know more, feel free to check out this service.