Setting your own career prioritiesSeptember 4, 2023
Last year at Trevalco, we decided to take the first steps toward a more sustainable organization. We are proud to share that one of our key initiatives, the electrification of our fleet, has been a great success.
In late 2021, we already started warming up our employees to electric driving: volunteers to exchange the gasoline car for an electric one were sought and found.
Starting in 2022, our recent graduates received an electric car by default, and we noticed that with time, even employees who initially had doubts became convinced of the benefits of electric driving.
Creative solutions sometimes had to be sought for individual colleagues, and a complete phase-out of gasoline and diesel cars is not for this year or next. But we can say that the current shift within our fleet is impressive:
Within a time frame of less than two years, as much as 50% of the fleet at Trevalco was electrified.
In the conjuncture of the past two years: with high interest rates, rising prices, long delivery times and a changing legal framework, our colleague Tim Vertongen can be proud of this achievement.
Also to add that far from all employees at Trevalco opt for a company car, as the diagramma below shows, the mobility budget remains a regularly chosen solution.
Of course, our path to sustainability does not stop at this point. We are now creating a plan with goals for the next 5 years:
- Our scope 1 1 and scope 2 2 emissions are mapped, thus creating a baseline to know where we stand in the future.
- We want to chart a course to grow into a climate neutral organization, this requires mapping scope 3 3emissions which will be a tough challenge.
- We also do not want to lose sight of the other sustainable development goals such as gender equality, health and poverty. Still this year, we will decide together with all our staff where the priorities will lie.
We hope that as a small organization we can inspire, and that you will join us on our sustainable journey!
- Scope 1 emissions according to the GHG protocol: direct greenhouse gas emissions from combustion in owned or managed boilers and furnaces, as well as emissions from fleet vehicles ↩︎
- Scope 2 emissions according to the GHG protocol: indirect greenhouse gas emissions from purchased energy, such as electricity, heat or cooling, generated outside your company and consumed by the company ↩︎
- Scope 3 emissions according to the GHG protocol: all indirect emissions that take place in the value chain, e.g. purchase of raw materials, machines, services ↩︎