How to do sustainability together
It's a fact that the growing world population and the rising level of prosperity mean that our fossil fuels are running out fast. It must and can be smarter, also in the field of mobility. But how do you really tackle this as a company?
Alexander Heijkamp - CSR Director Athlon Netherlands
Even the largest companies are too small to handle such a social issue in a solo manner. Sustainable entrepreneurship is comprehensive. It comes down to the relationship between People, Planet and Profit, the three Ps, which are now often seen as separate. To connect them with each other, you need multiple parties, such as governments, customers and suppliers. You will have to see where the common interest lies.
Sustainability in the Netherlands
Future music? Not quite. In the Netherlands, Ahtlon and various parties are already looking at the redesign of entire residential areas. Because if you still have the street open, because the whole neighborhood is going off the gas, look three steps ahead immediately. With data on, for example, the composition of the residential area, needs of residents and data from the land registry and municipality, strategic charging points can be placed and energy storage capacity can be arranged.
All together now
With a little courage, the small Netherlands can influence the global mobility of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. By wanting to be the first mover. In the coming years, this will not only be about electric driving, but also about behavioral change. If we know how to change the (often automated) behavior of people and we use the technology that is already there (such as electric cars), then we can bring about a system change. In this way we ensure a sustainable future, all together!