From reducing our footprint to compensating our emissions, we care about our planet
Our commitment towards Environment
Acting in an environmentally responsible way is the main message of this pillar. It shows our commitment to reducing our environmental impact by, for example, introducing a new mobility plan that will reduce our CO2 emissions or creating awareness amongst the Avertimers. As a consulting firm, we set ambitious goals to support our employees in their mobility transition.
We also bring our expertise to our clients to help them achieve their own sustainability goals thanks to our sustainability service lines.
Decarbonizing our fleet with the Mobility Plan
Green & Flexible mobility
The urgent climate concerns have encouraged the emergence of new alternative mobility solutions in recent years. That's why we choose to offer more flexibility to our employees with our Mobility Plan. Avertim Belgium employees can choose to give up their company car and opt for a Mobility Budget, the amount of which is equal to the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the company car for which they are eligible. This Mobility plan may be used to finance the use of public transport, soft mobility, electric car/bike, or even the rent or mortgage of employees choosing to live nearby the workplace.
Making an impact through partnerships
Clean up beach
In June 2022, 17 participants first took part in a workshop on personal change management and then joined a Beach Clean-up during 2-3 hours for two associations: Nederlandschoon and Stichting de Noordzee. Thanks to several sponsors (Gemeente Amsterdam, Toolkit Stichting de Noordzee and Nederland Schoon) the team was able to collect 5 garbage bags worth of waste, or 20kg.
Run to plant trees
We invited all Avertimers to run, walk, swim, cycle, ‘do it yourself’ or cook, in a collective effort to reach a set goal for a donation campaign related to reforestation. For two months, our employees registered their activities on the Atlas Go mobile app. Kilometers and time were converted in trees to support a reforestation project in Brazil. Our Avertimers successfully contributed to the planting of 2000 trees in less than two months for the association WeForest! It made our environmental responsibility a reality.
E-waste is a real challenge for every company. Combining shorter product life spans with rapid innovation, e-waste has now become one of the fastest growing waste streams. At Avertim, we want to tackle this e-waste challenge. We have put several initiatives in place in Belgium and The Netherlands.
European mobility week
During the European Mobility Week, a challenge was organized to promote Avertimers to substitute their company cars with a soft mean of transport such as bike, train, public transport, etc. The challenge was to travel as many kilometers as possible to commute to the workplace during this specific week. Thanks to the 1700 km travelled, Avertim has decided to raise money to support the CAP 48 association.