network partners

De groene Zaak

The founding partners of De Groene Zaak, of which Van Houtum is one, are convinced that only one business model will be profitable in the long term: a business model that focuses on sustainability. The main objective is to identify new ways of generating income, in collaboration with other companies. To draw up a strategic vision of the future, to define a destination you want to reach and then analyse how to get there: what do you need to do now in order to achieve your targets in the future?

VNP Online

The Koninklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Papier- en kartonfabrieken in Hoofddorp is a modern, proactive industry association in which the Dutch paper and board factories participate.

MVO Nederland

MVO Nederland is the national knowledge institute and the national network organisation in one for Corporate Social Responsibility (in Dutch: maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen or MVO) in the Netherlands; the ideal starting point for entrepreneurs who want to make their business operations environmentally sustainable and environmentally responsible.


McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry is a product and process design consultancy that advises customers on how to achieve a ‘positive footprint’ on our planet. MBDC uses the Cradle to Cradle philosophy and implementation of eco-effective design principles to achieve this. The consultancy was founded in 1995 by an American architect, William McDonough, and a German chemist, Michael Braungart.


The Environment Protection Encouragement Agency is Michael Braungart's knowledge Institute which helps leading industries worldwide to implement Cradle to Cradle in their corporate operations.