B-token legt zich toe op de productie en personalisatie van plastic jetons. Duurzaam ondernemen vormt een belangrijk aspect binnen hun beleid: zo houden ze rekening met de ecologische en maatschappelijke effecten die ze teweegbrengen.
The Shift helps members to make use of the global framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to map their societal ambitions.
3. Good health
B-token continuously works on prevention and more safety at the work place while creating awareness on these topics, such as organizing first aid courses at work, installing an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) at the front entrance, safety meetings and monthly safety messages on the intranet. B-token provides fresh seasonal fruit or fresh soup to its employees on a regular basis. We promote sport at work by launching weekly walks during lunch time. We have installed ergonomical office furniture at which you can swith to a stand desk and keeps its employees informed about the optimal way of executing tasks to avoid injury. Furthermore we have invested in professional lifting equipment in our production to avoid injuries.
5. Gender equality
B-token perceives diversity as an asset and has an equal opportunities policy which prevents discrimination of all kinds and ensures comparable pay for comparable work. On all our vacancies we publish our equal opportunities approach: B-token is an equal opportunities employer. As such, we want to reflect our diversity values in our recruitment procedures as well as our work ethics. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all.
13. Climate action
In April 2016 we obtained an ISO 14001 certificate, which implicates we are continuously working within the requirements of environmental law and pro-actively working on reducing waste and protecting the environment with follow-up on Key Performance Indicators. We are audited 2 times a year by an external auditing agency to follow up that we remain on track. We create awareness among our employees on energy use by organizing yearly activities such as Warm sweater day where we decrease our heating, Earth hour on which we don’t switch on lights in the office building and a yearly check-ups for cold inflation pressure of our employees’ vehicles, since optimal tire pressure greatly increases fuel economy and reduces emissions. One thing we cannot avoid is sending packages. To compensate for these carbon emissions, we continue to send with UPS Carbon Neutral. We pay a bit more per package and thereby support various projects, e.g. about reforestation. In May 2014 we finished our ecological garden in cooperation with the Province of Antwerp, a lovely haven of peace where our employees can have their lunch at noon on a sunny day. We try to switch to energy efficient lighting, cooling and heating throughout the facilities. We continuously monitor the use of energy of our production units and our office unit. Several energy meters have been added in 2016 and the dashboard system is helping us to monitor and adjust where energy savings can be made. We have implemented the use of a paperless office, printing as little documents as possible and also encouraging others to do so by adding a reference (be green, keep it on the screen) to our e-mail signature.
7. Affordable and clean energy
In 2016 we installed solar power cells on our roof and the remaining amount of electricity we purchase comes entirely from green resources.
12. Responsible consumption and production
B-token raises awareness on Fairtrade and hosts a yearly fair trade breakfast for its employees. On this day, employees leave their car at home and come to work by bike or public transport. Upon arrival, they can all join in on a breakfast with fair trade products and receive information about the principles and importance of fair trade. In 2016 we obtained the Faitrade@work label from Fairtrade Belgium and chose to exclusively use fairtrade coffee, tea and sugar in the company. We commit ourselves to strict ethical principles during the production process. Eco-tokens can be made from a variety of organic raw materials, but B-token chooses to manufacture them strictly from organic waste products like potato peels, rather than taking products away from the food chain.
17. Partnerships for the goals
In December 2016 we raised money for a local organisation that offers professional help to children with burn wounds and in March 2017 we donated the amount of our monthly company pizza to the Belgian consortium of NGO’s (Caritas international, Handicap International, Doctors of the World, Oxfam-Solidarité, Plan Belgium, Unicef Belgium) in order to combat hunger in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia. Both initiatives were launched by employees and supported by the company while raising awareness.