Walraven, a global installation partner, reinforces its commitment towards sustainable developments by joining the community of Family Business for Sustainable Development (FBSD).
Driven by its purpose, ‘to make a sustainable difference by building a multinational with a heart’, Walraven is committed to making a sustainable impact from a human, economic, environmental and governance perspective since its foundation.
To reinforce this commitment, on 23 April 2021, Walraven officially signed the pledge of the Family Business for Sustainable Development (FBSD). FBSD is a global initiative developed by the United Nations and the global Family Business Network in 2019 with the purpose to activate family-owned businesses to embed sustainability into their business strategies. The companies within the network commit to concrete and measurable indicators that support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations.
The Family Business Network itself, founded in 1989 in Switzerland, already has a long history in terms of guiding businesses to create stakeholder value and shared prosperity. Today, it brings together over 4,000 family business from 65 countries.
“Sustainability and long-term thinking come naturally to us from the start, and the measurement of sustainability indicators is integrated into our company strategy. By signing the pledge and joining the FBSD community, we want to reinforce our dedication to create sustainable value and liaise on sustainable development practices in the interest of all our stakeholders.”, Joop Standaert, Chief Financial Officer, J van Walraven Holding.
Walraven, a globally active company in the installation industry, was founded by the great-grandfather of the current CEO in 1942. Started as a manufacturing supplier, over the years, the company has grown into a manufacturing partner and integrator and today operates with over 1000 employees in 5 continents. With their purpose being to make a sustainable difference by building a multinational with a heart, Walraven is committed to taking responsibility from a human, economic and environmental perspective. With their simple yet smart solutions, comprehensive services, including project engineering, design and calculation services, pre and onsite support, they deliver exceptional support to professionals.
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