Ecological footprint

hera follows a pro-active environmental policy in order to limit the environmental damage due to her activities. We do this by:

  • acquiring better insight in the environmental actions of the enterprise and the continued search for improvement of environmental actions;
  • executing a policy of rational use of water, energy and raw materials (e.g. use of solar power for the office);
  • offering information and education to staff in the field of environmental problems;
  • raising awareness for environmental problems and drawing attention to the reduction of the ecological footprint when organizing consultancies;
  • assessing, from an ecological viewpoint, each technical / financial proposal to be submitted by HERA to a client (e.g. how to minimize the ecological footprint of the proposed action);
  • compensating for our CO2 emissions, for all air travel, by investing in sustainable energy projects through the Climate Neutral Group. In 2011 we compensated 360 tonnes of CO2 this way, for which we received a certificate. In 2012 we compensated 316,09 tonnes of CO2, for which we received again a certificate.
  • In 2015 hera joined efforts with “ondernemers zonder grenzen” (Entrepreneurs without borders - OZG) to help offset air travel and support reforestation efforts in the Sahel.