Vialis is convinced that environmental impact should be limited to a minimum. This concerns our own company policy as well as projects that are executed and products supplied. Limitation of CO2 emission, use of power, use of material, and waste are the most important subjects.
Vialis wants to limit the emissions of greenhouse gasses by being aware of CO2 during business operations and executing projects. Vialis annually sets goals for reduction of CO2 emissions. We also monitor the achievement in relation to the goals. This concerns the emission of leased and company cars, use of electricity and gas at our locations, and travel by plane. The power used for our builidings, mostly derives from Dutch wind power. For transportation, 12 fully/plug in electrical vehicles are used, including a service car (Mercedes e-Vito). At all locations, there are facilities to charge these cars.
The CO2 emissions has been reduced from 5,000 (2009) to 3,500 (2012) tonnes a year in this manner. Vialis annually requests an independent organisation to verify her CO2 emissions.
The effect/ambition of Vialis on CO2 emissions goes even further. One fifth of the CO2 emissions in the Netherlands is created by traffic. Vialis makes an important contribution to the reduction of these CO2 emissions due to their unique position in the market and knowledge in the area of Dynamic Traffic Management (DVM).
Vialis wants to limit her use of power, and make use of renewable power sources as much as possible. We do this by:
Vialis strives to minimise the use of (raw) materials for the production of products. Furthermore, we prefer to use raw materials that have as little impact on the environment as possible.
Vialis has fixed procedures for collection, separation, storage and disposal of waste. Waste is only collected and processed by companies that are certified to collect waste, and that are registered on the national VIHB list of the 'Landelijk Meldpunt Afvalstoffen'.
Vialis tries to produce as little waste as possible. For example, by using as little packaging material as possible. Or by recycling broken modules that derive from maintenance to systems. These broken modules are repaired and reused as a spare part.