The three pillars

Central to our organization

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is central to our organization, to our position in the market and the way we want to work. We focus on three key organizational and operational areas: heatlh & safety, sustainability and product stewardship. 

We publish a Corporate Social Responsibility report setting out our efforts and progress in the material and sustainability topics we have defined. We base our CSR reporting on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) - 4 guidelines. We are currently updating our latest report and will publish it as soon as possible.

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Utmost importance

Health and Safety 

Our number one priority is to provide a safe and healthy working environment for our people. 

We therefore train and encourage our employees to report incidents, accidents and near misses. This is so that we can learn from them and improve our processes, procedures and behavior. 

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In our DNA but more relevant than ever

Sustainability

Part of our mission is ‘to be recognized as a contributor to a sustainable industry.’ This involves working as a co-design partner to create solutions that support our clients in their sustainability goals. Through this, we contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.

Sustainability has always been a feature of our pigment encapsulation technology as it is based on a natural resource. This puts us in a strong position to respond to our clients’ growing expectations in this area.  Addressing sustainability issues and circular economy requirements is going to be a key issue for the ongoing continuity of Holland Colours.

Based on the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), we defined three focus areas: 

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Our People

We protect the safety, health and welfare of HCA employees and offer development opportunities to all. Given our geographical spread, we consider it important to employ nationally.

We invest at least 2% per year of our personnel expenses in responsible care for our employees. This is used to deliver training, for development and as time that can be spent on social aid activities.

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Our Processes

We service our customers with products that are produced regionally, and we design our processes to support the sustainable use of energy and raw materials.

By 2030, we will have reduced the CO2 impact of our operational activities by between 30% and 50%.

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Our Products

Together with our customers and partners, we co-create sustainable solutions and develop products that enable recycling, the reduction of food waste and the reduction of energy consumption.

We will structurally increase our annual investment in innovation. By 2030, 90% of our revenue will be based on products that contribute to sustainability.


Guidance, support and information

Product Stewardship

Our Product Stewardship team is recognized as a trustworthy source of information not only by our clients and suppliers, but also by brand owners as well.

The team also represents a key pillar in our commitment to sustainability. The team provides product health and safety declarations to clients and translates external regulations into internal advice on how we should prepare to comply with them.

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Egbert Boerrigter – Holland Colours Europe, Head of Division Europe

“We don't just sell a product. We have very dedicated, well-trained colleagues who really take care of our customers and ensure they're ready for tomorrow."