M. van den Oever Nurseries has set itself the aim to always be a leading company when it comes to working sustainably. Recently, we decided that as ‘Leefwereldverbetaars©’ (Living Environment Enhancers), we would set a good example by being one of the first nurseries to score well on the CO2 performance ladder.

Orientation on the market

At M. van den Oever Nurseries we have noticed that more and more of our customers focus on more socially responsible and sustainable business operations. Not only the government but industry also sees it as an obligation to secure our planet and its natural resources for the generations to come, so they too will be able to provide for their needs in the future.

Investing in our future

M. van den Over Nurseries sees it as its mission to invest in the future and to contribute to making our living environment greener. A greener world is a better world. Moreover, more trees in our living environment contribute directly to the conversion of harmful CO2 into oxygen. M. van den Oever Nurseries considers living trees to be one of the better ‘alternative’ sustainable sources of energy because they guarantee the best CO2 reduction during their lifespan.

The CO2 performance ladder as an instrument

The CO2 performance ladder is an instrument that is designed to stimulate companies that take part to act CO2 consciously in their own business operations and when they carry out projects for customers. This concerns in particular, energy saving, the efficient use of materials and the use of sustainable energy. The CO2 performance ladder was developed on the basis of two important principles: maximal focus on own initiative and the realisation of practical results and innovations with regard to actual CO2 reduction.

Status CO2 performance ladder

In the meantime, version 3.0 of the CO2 performance ladder has been developed by The Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business (Stichting Klimaatvriendelijk Aanbesteden en Ondernemen – SKAO.nl). In this version, the ladder is more widely applicable for all sectors. There is growing appreciation for the CO2 performance ladder abroad as a firmer tool with more opportunities for growth compared to other initiatives such as the Carbon Disclosure Project. Besides the introduction of the CO2 performance ladder, M. van den Oever Nurseries is also already certified for: Milieukeur, NL Greenlabel A status, ISO 9001 and ISO 26000.


On behalf of,
M. van den Oever & Sons Nurseries