The most sustainable electrical engineering and installation company in the Netherlands

vandenpol sustainability

Van den Pol voiced the ambition to become the most sustainable electrical engineering and installation company in the Netherlands by 2013. And we have succeeded. As per 1 August 2015, Van den Pol occupies Step 5 on the CO2-performance ladder. And that is not all. Van den Pol will, in turn, help customers improve their sustainability. Sustainability as well as profitability! Van den Pol will go further than the competition.

Sustainability and lean working go hand in hand at Van den Pol. In both cases, the objective is to avoid waste and raise customer value. At the same time, we continue to think realistically. This means that although we are aware of every detail of the most sustainable solution, and are able to provide it, you, in the end, will decide whether to use it or not. We will show you the options, including calculations. If desired, we will also provide guarantees for the energy-saving possibilities we propose. This way, you will be able to make your own considerations. We are always looking for solutions that combine sustainability with profit, for the simple reason that our customers almost always consider profit to be the decisive factor. The insight Van den Pol will provide in the relationship between profit and sustainability is quite unique. You will not find it anywhere else. Our dedication to the customer's interests means that we achieve more than others.

But in order to achieve the best results in the area of sustainability, it is essential to know what you are talking about. Sustainable actions start with sustainable thoughts. At Van den Pol, we continuously strive to keep one step ahead of the competition. This becomes clear from our own performance in the area of corporate social responsibility. Below, we present a list of measures taken to improve sustainability.

Operational management measures

  • Corporate building from energy label D to energy label A
  • Solar panels on roof of corporate building (54,000 Wp installed capacity)
  • Energy-management programme aimed at continuous savings
  • Green fleet
  • Training course ‘Economical driving’ for all employees
  • Waste separation into ten different fractions

Customer advising

  • Active as an Energy Service Company (ESCo
  • Own Greenteam for innovative sustainable solutions
  • Insight into savings opportunities for customers by means of energy scan
  • Own test arrangement to check sustainability claims of manufacturers
  • Proven energy savings at customers' shown on website
  • Sustainable electricity generated at customers' shown on website
  • Dialogue with manufacturers in order to make products more sustainable

Sustainable initiatives

  • Initiator SolarValley Lopikerwaard
  • Participant in the project ‘Op Kop’ by the Dutch Province of Utrecht
  • Initiator 200 million kWh savings on emergency lighting
  • PV - private plan for employees
  • Draft PV - private plan for customers
  • Asbestos down, solar panels up – projects for agricultural entrepreneurs
  • Dialogue with manufacturers in order to make products more sustainable
  • Own import solar panels