Bas van Dam, Co - Founder
"Growing awareness is the basis for a sustainable environment."
Being Development is the first real estate developer in the Netherlands to be certified as a B Corp (Certified B Corporation®). B Corps are a global movement for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab® that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Being Development is committed to minimizing the potential impact on the environment. In our operations, we aim to protect the environment, respect the local community, cause no harm to people, and help the world move towards a lower-carbon future. Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,600 Certified B Corps from 47 countries and over 120 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. For more information, please visit the website of B Corp Europe, the results of the B Lab Assessment by Being Development can be found here.
We are committed to protecting and improving the environment. We work hard to cause no harm to the planet. This is why we set ourselves high environmental standards. These meet all regulatory requirements and often exceed them. Our standards cover our environmental performance, set out in our Environmental policy. We operate in compliance with all relevant national environmental legislation, matching or exceeding B Corp standards and global best practice, and setting our own rigorous standards. We will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all we practice. We encourage our clients, customers and the public to support our environmental & social commitment. We aim to limit any impact on the environment and help improve our industry. We aim to function as a role model for the industry in terms of social and environmental responsibility.
We aim to create healthy and livable places. With our projects we guarantee social sustainability by placing connection and interaction between people and the environment at the heart of importance. In creating social sustainability, circularity and inclusiveness go hand in hand. In order to develop an environment that is successful in the longer term, it is important to make people part of the environment and to create awareness of their role within the system, the cycle. Growing awareness is the basis for a sustainable environment.