Our Goals

Tracking our CSR goals and achievements.

“In order to keep improving, we set ambitious goals and track our results.”

CSR achievements 2023

  • We started up BHive to conduct chemical follow-up
  • 62% of our materials were sustainable
  • Our suppliers and 11 agents have been onboarded in tex.tracer
  • We delivered our first GRS certificated goods and the approved GRS LOGO 
  • Solar panels have been installed on the roof of our headquarters in Zaventem (Belgium)
  • We started conducting our facility checks and CAP follow-up in Qarma

Goals 2024

By the end of 2024 we will:

  • We will conduct our supply chain follow-up for non-coproduction suppliers completely through tex.tracer.
  • Extra suppliers will be in possession of a recycled Oekotex certificate.
  • All our strategic main suppliers will have GOTS – GRS – OCS – RCS scope certificates.
  • We will increase the amount of sustainable materials to 75%.
  • 100% of our main strategic suppliers with wet processing will hold a verified environmental audit report (Higg, Amfori BEPI, STeP, ISO14001).
  • BHive software will be installed to monitor chemical management system in our strategic wet processing units (printers & dye house).

Long-term goals

  • Our aim is to produce all packaging in recyclable materials by the end of 2024.
  • Delivery of our first sustainability report by the end of 2024, compliant with the European CSRD legislation (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, based on the 17 United Nations goals).
  • Introduction of supplier scorecards; ranking suppliers on key aspects like quality consistency, accuracy, delivery punctuality, use of sustainable (raw) materials and processes, CSR certificates, CAP follow-up, etc.
  • By 2030 we will comply with the climate targets and analyse our CO2 impact based on the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) . We are currently setting targets for scope 1 and 2.

Get in touch

Contact us to find out how we can grow together!

Erve (Van der Erve nv)

Weiveldlaan 41 bus 21
1930 Zaventem, Belgium

Contact us
Tel +32 (0)2 7255555