Voka West-Flanders and POM West-Flanders awarded the VCDO annual certificates to 51 companies that have successfully integrated sustainability into their core activities. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 25, at De Leest in Izegem.

The VCDO programme, a joint initiative of Voka West-Flanders and POM West-Flanders, aims to coach companies in embedding sustainability into their business strategies. This award ceremony marks a milestone for participants in their pursuit of a more sustainable business world.

“Sustainability has become a necessity for modern companies in recent years. With the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, we provide companies with the necessary guidance and a network to fully integrate sustainability into their core activities. The results we see today are an inspiration for all of us,” said Bert Mons, managing director of Voka West-Flanders.

The VCDO programme is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The SDGs serve as a guideline for companies striving for sustainability in the broadest sense. Through coaching, experience exchanges, and external evaluations, companies are encouraged to enhance their sustainability efforts and create a positive impact on society and the environment.