A sense of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has always played a part in the way Kramp conducts its core business of helping farmers feed the world. We believe that Kramp should contribute to shaping a better world. The nature of our business, in terms of deliveries and logistics, has an impact on the environment, as does the industry we serve. Now we are establishing a framework to help us coordinate our efforts to make a greater and more easily defined difference. Steering committee member and CFO Hans Scholten, together with working group leaders Gerrit Cazemier, Aurélie Mattmann and Etienne Nauta, outlines our plan to move forward in a sustainable way.
“For many years, Kramp and its employees have undertaken all sorts of initiatives and activities that fall under the broad umbrella term of corporate social responsibility (CSR),” says Hans. “But what we hadn’t yet done is make a consistent, structured program. Because it’s inherently important to us, we decided to embed it within our strategy, group-wide.
“The firststage was to define what CSR means to people at Kramp, before we can defineclear, measurable goals we can use to assess progress. We set up a committee tosee what we were already doing and, from that, we segmented three workstreamareas where we believe we are strong enough as a company to make an impact andadd to the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.”
- Workstream one: value proposition
- Workstream two: operations
- Workstream three: employee and society
“For each of the three workstreams, we have created working groups to explore what we can do, what will be most effective and what our approach should be. Each workstream now has defined actions for wave one, to take place during 2022. We are also hiring a sustainability manager to drive the implementation of the program.”
Listen to the podcast where Etienne, Gerrit and Hans talk about the most important findings during the process.