The Ministry of Economy and Climate promotes the Netherlands as a country of enterprise with a strong international competitive position and an eye for sustainability. It is committed to creating an excellent entrepreneurial business climate, by creating the right conditions and giving entrepreneurs room to innovate and grow. By paying attention to nature and the living environment. By encouraging cooperation between research institutes and businesses. This is how we enhance our leading positions in agriculture, industry, services and energy and invest in a powerful, sustainable country.
We stand for an energy supply that gives everyone equal access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy. That is what we work on every day.
Energy is essential for our well-being and our prosperity. Without energy we cannot heat our homes, cook, teach, communicate, ensure traffic safety, operate trains and keep our financial system up and running. Energy enables us to live, work and travel. Without energy everything would come to a standstill. It is the oxygen that keeps our society running.
Royal Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage company. We operate a global network of terminals located at strategic locations along major trade routes. With a 400-year history and a strong focus on safety and sustainability, we guarantee efficient, safe and clean storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases for our customers. By doing this, the delivery of products that are vital to the economy and daily lives are enabled. Ranging from oil, chemicals, gases and LNG to biofuels and vegoils. Vopak is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Including the joint ventures and associates, we employ an international workforce of over 5,500 people.
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is the world's largest competition in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Green startups from all over the world can submit promising sustainable business plans from the 1st of March 2017 for the 11th edition. In order to be able to compete, your product or service must reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop their product or service, and to bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000. The winner will chosen by an international jury.
In an ever-changing market, Ampelmann is committed to providing the best access solutions for people and cargo transfer. We have changed the world of offshore access in terms of safety, efficiency and reliability. Everyday Ampelmann is active all over the world, ensuring our customers’ people can walk to work safely. With a track record of more than 3.8 million safe people transfers, more than 5 million kg cargo transfers and 200 projects worldwide, we have an established presence in every major oil, gas and offshore wind market. Our team spirit, coupled with an ambitious development plan and a strong focus on innovation, helps us with setting new standards and serving our clients with the safest and most cost effective offshore access solutions for both people and cargo transfers.
Stedin provides safe and continuous transport of gas and electricity to more than two million customers in and around three of the four big cities in Randstad, as well as the Rotterdam harbour area. In 2008 Stedin was the first grid operator in the Netherlands that introduced its own name and positioning.
Rijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. We manage and develop the main road network, the main waterway network and the main water systems and endeavour to create a sustainable living environment.
We work with others to ensure that the country is protected against flooding, that there is sufficient green space and an adequate supply of clean water, and that its citizens are able to travel quickly and safely from A to B. Jointly promoting safety, mobility and the quality of life in the Netherlands is what Rijkswaterstaat stands for.
Social developments and government policy are presenting new challenges to Rijkswaterstaat in relation to mobility, safety and sustainability. And, like the government as a whole, Rijkswaterstaat has to cut spending. In light of Rijkswaterstaat’s ambitions and the changing demands being placed upon the organisation, Rijkswaterstaat is constantly exploring possibilities to carry out its operations even more effectively and efficiently. For example, we collaborate increasingly frequently with other infrastructure managers, as well as critically reviewing our tasks and assessing which of them we might be able to outsource to the market.
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At Priogen, understanding the energy of things is our core business. Based in Amsterdam, our operation focusses on short- and medium-term power trading, sourcing and optimizing generation under management. Our people are able to translate the highly complex energy environment into forecasting models that are rock solid.
We look for the brightest At Priogen, we do not base our market decisions on gut feeling. We need people who can make quick decisions to respond to our fast moving market.
The Port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest sea port. The port owes its leading position to its outstanding accessibility for sea-going vessels. And to its intermodal connections and the 175,000 people working in and for Rotterdam’s port and industrial area. A place where unlimited ambitions can become reality.
"We continually improve the port of Rotterdam to make it the safest, most efficient and most sustainable port in the world. We create value for our customers by developing logistics chains, networks and clusters, in both Europe and growth markets worldwide. As an enterprising port developer, the Port Authority is the partner for world-class clients. In this way, we are also strengthening the competitive position of the Netherlands."
TU Delft recognizes the imperative need to transition towards holistically sustainable systems, and this is underscored and omnipresent throughout research taking place within all the various faculties of the University. Furthermore, TU Delft accepts its responsibility to shine as a beacon of example, leading institutions and society alike in the pursuit of sustaining our planet.
The Green Office is TU Delft’s very own department devoted to sustainability in education, research and university operations. As such, it aims to connect innovative research, education, students, employees and campus management & operations, by facilitating and implementing measures to improve the sustainability performance of the TU Delft organization as a whole. By supporting existing initiatives in their activities, setting up new innovation projects, providing information on sustainable education and organising events, we connect students with staff and the relevant stakeholders at the university who can affect change.
TU Delft Energy Club is a student-led initiative committed to facilitate opportunities for sustainable energy enthusiasts.
We believe that students can have a positive impact on the energy transition. We are the intermediary between students, companies, research groups and the government within The Netherlands and Europe.
We facilitate events, projects, seminars, internships and excursions to empower students to become active contributors to the sustainable energy transition.
Being sustainable is not just about reducing our environmental footprint, it’s in all the choices we make – as a lender, as an investor and through the services we offer our customers. As a bank, we believe our role is to facilitate and finance society’s shift to sustainability. In other words: contribute to progress – environmental, economic, and social.
We facilitate the transition to a fairer, greener economy by financing sustainable projects and supporting clients that help solve environmental and social challenges. We measure this with “sustainable transitions financed”, or STF.
We check every wholesale transaction and client against our environmental and social risk policies. If they don’t meet our standards, and aren’t willing to change, we don’t do the deal.
At Damen, it's all about ships - it's what we do, it's who we are. We design them, we build them, we service them. We live them! We have a vision and we are on a mission. Read about them here, in our global Vision and Mission statement.
Damen is a client-focused, international and family-owned shipbuilder with Dutch roots. We design and build innovative ships of excellent quality, supported by a worldwide network of sales and services, including maintenance and repair and conversion facilities.
Damen aims to become a global market leader in niche markets of shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion and related services and components, growing step-by-step an developing quality vessels and services. We want to exceed out clients' expectation in terms of quality, innovation and reliability. We aim to attract top customers, employees, suppliers and business partners in order to succeed in realising our vision.