There is no avoiding it: brand visibility items and marketing products will have an emission price. So, what is Dekkers doing to minimize emissions while maximizing circularity? And how does our sustainability approach impact the people we work with and those who work at Dekkers?
Read our annual sustainability report that highlights the progress and plans in our 4 High-Impact Action Areas:
* Social Impact
* Sustainable Employment
We want to invite all readers to take a critical look at our progress and plans as our approach of "Do What Matters, Together" asks all partners, customers and clients in the value chain to play a part.
Below are short snippets from the report; you can click here to view the full version.
2022: Sustainability in Decision-Making Drives Innovation.
Sustainability became a central part of our daily business after a year of revitalizing amidst the end of strict COVID regulations, supply chain challenges, and new consumer demands. We started impactful partnerships and had deeper discussions with clients on taking an active and
collaborative approach to sustainability. The collaboration with GoodShipping really stands out as a direct contribution to emission reduction through sustainable biofuel. Also, within the R&D team, we shifted the focus to digital signage and sustainable projects to answer to the demands of our clients but also to anticipate the future of brand visibility products.
- Rob Dekkers, CEO at Dekkers
2022: Converting Impactful Insights to Action
Our new sustainability strategy of "Doing What Matters, Together" really holds true in 2022, and we've made some big steps. To start, by partnering with GoodShipping, we were able
to switch 40t of C02 emitted in 2021 to sustainable biofuels. In this way, we contributed to emission reduction and the fossil-free shipping industry. In addition, 2022 was also the year that The ScienceBased Targets Initiative officially reviewed and approved our target of reducing (scope 1 & 2) GHG emissions by 42% by 2030 (from a 2020 base year) and measuring and reducing scope 3 emissions.
- Willeke Muno-van Uden, Sustainability Manager
2022: Sustainability Gets a Central Spot in Signage and Display Design
At Dekkers, we got tangible insights into our signature product's emissions and energy consumption, the LEDNeon. It became clear that material choice has the most significant impact on emissions. This means we can manipulate the product to emit fewer emissions
while keeping brand aesthetics in mind. This started our innovation project of making the LEDNeon fully recyclable - something we achieved with the team just stepping into 2023. The following steps will be feasibility and quality testing before it hits the market. But the fact
that we achieved it is a huge milestone and shows what's possible.
- Mohammed Yilmaz, Head of Design and R&D Manager
Download the full report here