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At Theo Bauwens NV, we recognize the growing urgency to integrate sustainability and responsibility towards the environment, social aspects, and good governance (ESG) into our business activities. We aim to have a positive impact on society and the environment while creating value for our stakeholders.

Environment (Environmental):

THEO BAUWENS NV considers minimizing the environmental impact of its business operations as one of its primary objectives. Managing environmental burdens and reducing environmental risks are both a primary responsibility of management and every employee of THEO BAUWENS N.V.

Environmental care will be a structural part of and coherent with the other company objectives. All employees commit themselves to carry out their activities in accordance with the established procedures and the corresponding policy of the company and to consider this as a matter of course.

The policy of N.V. THEO BAUWENS is to:

Provide services that meet and respond to visitors' expectations.

Carry out its operations in such a way that the environment is protected and the safety and health of its employees, visitors, suppliers, and the public are ensured.

To achieve this policy, THEO BAUWENS N.V. observes the following rules:

Recognize the importance of the environment when business and commercial matters are at issue, and therefore minimize the impact of its activities on the environment in accordance with the following principles:

  • Compliance with the legal environmental regulations and other requirements prescribed by the various authorities and that are applicable to our activities and services.
  • Strive for continuous improvement of our environmental performance and our environmental policy. This through regular follow-up and evaluation and, if necessary, adjustments.
  • Maintain an open and constructive dialogue with the regulatory authorities, environmental organizations, and neighbors.
  • Provide our employees with the necessary training to increase environmental awareness and protection, so that environmentally conscious behavior becomes automatic.
  • Rational use of other raw materials such as water, through the implementation of water-saving measures, but also paper, fuel, etc.
  • Through conducted studies, we can save energy where possible in the areas of electricity, gas, and compressed air and reduce CO2 emissions; installed solar panels are an example of this.
  • Limit the discharge of wastewater and reduce air and water pollution by reducing the risk of unwanted emissions or discharges of chemical products. For this, preventive measures are taken, and there is a monitoring program in place.
  • Reduce and implement thorough selective collection of the released waste, together with correct disposal and processing by an authorized waste processor.
  • Aim for the lowest possible environmental impact by seeking the "best routes" for the transport of our products - as much as possible grouping deliveries and as much as possible avoiding passages through village and city centers.
  • Strive for minimal inconvenience of noise, odor, etc. to our neighbors.

Society & Governance (Social & Governance):

We will maintain fair and ethical business practices and comply with all applicable laws and regulations; for this, we adopt an ethical trading policy that is in line with the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code (B-member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange / 4-Pillar SMETA)).

We will implement clear reporting and communication mechanisms to monitor and share our sustainability and ESG performance with our stakeholders.

We will listen to the needs and concerns of our stakeholders, such as employees, customers, suppliers, and take them into account in our decision-making.

We will set ambitious goals in the areas of sustainability and ESG, and regularly measure our progress to make improvements where necessary.

We will implement training and awareness programs to inform our employees about sustainability issues and encourage them to contribute to our efforts.

We will collaborate with relevant stakeholders, industry organizations, and other companies to share best practices and find joint solutions to sustainability challenges.

This sustainability policy will be reviewed and updated to ensure that we comply with changing sustainability standards and to seize new opportunities. We aim to continuously innovate and contribute to a more sustainable future for everyone.

Herman BAUWENS, Managing Director