Sustainable business is more than reducing CO2


Sustainable business is more than reducing CO2

July 11th '22

Everyone talks about the aim of becoming CO2 neutral and many of our initiatives are also related to this engagement. That’s definitely a good thing, but we would almost forget that, apart from the CO2, our business is also sustainable in other ways, and that we are rewarded for it!

GOLD by EcoVadis 

We were recently granted GOLD status by EcoVadis, an independent rating agency and one of the largest and most reliable providers of sustainability ratings worldwide. On an annual basis, the organisation evaluates social practices, environmental actions, ethical policies and the implementation of sustainable purchasing criteria in companies. More than 80,000 companies have been screened by EcoVadis, including Smulders’s recent assessment. It turns out that we are in the top 5% and therefore we score a gold medal.


We have seen social engagement all around us in recent months. Making a difference to people and society, both locally and further away, is what we are all about. Every little helps.

  • Container units for Chiro youth movement

During the storm in February, a tree fell on the premises of Chiro Zwaneven Oud-Turnhout (Belgium). The verdict: no longer fit for use. In order to bridge the period until the construction of the new building, Smulders is now making an old modular site canteen available. 

  • Help Ukraine

In recent months, we have organised actions at our offices in Poland to help the families of Ukrainian employees. In the meantime, we have been able to provide temporary shelter in a hotel for 39 families. We also collected relief goods, and a company car was taken from Balen to Poland to be used there.