Certification can be a major effort. There are also costs involved. Certification should therefore yield its benefits:
Socially Responsible Procurement
Since the new Procurement Act, it is permitted to require a quality mark in the technical specifications of the contract, in the award criteria or as a contract condition.
More sustainable products are distinctive and have added value. Various buyers therefore offer a surcharge for products with the quality mark.
By working according to the criteria of the Save Energy Foundation, companies often use less energy. It’s good to keep track of that. This provides insight into the extent to which the cost savings cover the higher expenses or investments.
Interest discount on loans
Rabobank offers an interest discount for its so-called ‘Impact Loans’. SIC DcIC hallmark holders come ?? eligible for this. It concerns business loans from € 250,000, with an interest discount of up to 0.65%.
Link with tax regulations
More information on the following websites:
- For the MIA and Vamil schemes:
- For the Green Projects Scheme:
The certificate can help to position your company in a positive way. Think, for example, of the (sustainable) image among business relations, governments or other social environments.
In sustainable production, attention is paid to all critical factors of the production process. A broad team of experts has incorporated its knowledge and expertise into the certification scheme, which hallmark holders use. By limiting risks, there is less chance that unexpected things affect production and incidents occur. This saves possible costs for incidents.
Increasingly, governments are setting ‘sustainability conditions’. In many cases, this can be met with certification. For example, if governments use a sustainability score.
Reliable, transparent and controlled
Many parties have been involved in the process and have improved parts of processes. This provides efficiency, security, trust and involvement for both your company and your customer.
The biggest advantage
More sustainable production is a better choice for nature, the environment, climate and animals. So ultimately for all of us.