DeFabrique feels that sustainability is very important, because it is the only way to engage in entrepreneuring with future generations in mind.
Repurposing the old mixed feed factory into a modern events venue was the most sustainable decision DeFabrique could have ever made.
DeFabrique takes measures regarding environmental care and Corporate Social Responsibility. As such, DeFabrique has obtained the Green Key international label for companies in the tourism and recreation industries who are seriously and verifiably working on sustainability and Corporate Social Entrepreneurship Responsibility (CRS), caring for the environment within the company and nature in its immediate surroundings.
As of the summer of 2017, the roof of our Harbour Warehouse has been shining brightly; 334 solar panels have been installed on this roof to generate a good 87,000 kWh in electricity each year, which is enough for us to be able to organise energy-neutral events. For peak times when these solar panels do not suffice, we rely on 100% green power. On top of that, we make sure that our employees use energy sparingly whenever they can.
DeFabrique uses a lot of local, organic products and aims to do so even more extensively in the future. Our range features a great many labels such as the Dutch Milieukeur and EKO labels and the Fair Trade label. In short, our standard catering range contains a large number of products that are 100% organic. And whenever there is food left over, we donate it to the Salvation Army.
DeFabrique has developed a bar that allows guests to tap their own water and use a range of delicious homemade syrups to mix up their own lemonade, limiting the transport of bottled water to and from our location.
On top of that, DeFabrique makes efforts to reduce the number of no-shows in the events industry. Lastly, we stimulate our guests and clients to use public transport to get to our venue as much as possible.