A vital part of our identity
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can mean different things to different organizations. Most would define it as all of the initiatives or practices put in place by an organization to foster sustainability. Socially responsible companies need to be economically viable, have a positive impact on society, and respect and preserve the environment.
At delaware, we are personally engaged in our customers' business and approach their challenges with rigor and a sincere emotional investment. We extend this consideration to our lives outside work and unlike other organizations, our duty of care is to our stakeholders, not our shareholders. Recently, Evelien Vanhooren and Jochen Delombaerde explained our approach to sustainability in Doe maar duurzaam, a TV show on VTM, that explores how companies in different industries approach sustainability.
realizing a dream for today, tomorrow and succeeding generations is not something you do overnight, and we know our responsibility goes beyond taking care of our own company - that's why CSR has become a vital part of our identity and our strategyJan Delaere - Founding Partner & Chairman
Building an organization that lasts
A socially responsible company goes beyond the profit motive. To delaware, CSR means that we try to leave the world a little better than we found it. Every day, the #peopleofdelaware help us to do exactly that.
More than checking a box
Over the years, the delaware CSR task force has launched several initiatives and continues to do so on a regular basis. We truly believe that thanks to these efforts, we can have a positive impact on our broader environment. This is confirmed by the fact that in 2023, delaware received the Voka Charter for Sustainable Business for the 7th time!
We support reforestation
delaware has partnered with WeForest to engage smallholder farmers in reversing deforestation. Since 2016, we have funded the planting of over 82,3600 trees. Obviously, we are extremely proud to be able to support WeForest in their reforestation projects...
We invest in sustainable mobility
SDG 13 “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” serves as a focal point for delaware’s Fleet department. We encourage all employees to decrease their average fuel consumption and reduce their CO2 emissions.
We believe in diversity & inclusion
Did you know that diversity in leadership teams lead to 21% better financial results? (source: McKinsey) Or that the most inclusive organizations are 6 times more likely to innovate? (source: Harvard Business Review)