Meet Team Sustainability
Since the beginning, the common goal of all people at STAS has been to work on the most durable trailers. However, it was high time to think beyond our product and open up the durability debate to the whole organisation in all its facets.
We are firmly convinced that there is no single miracle solution to transform STAS into a fully sustainable organisation. We want to go much further than that.
To have a real impact, we have to start with our people. After all, it's the people who make the difference.
Meet STAS team sustainability: a multidisciplinary team of colleagues who, in addition to the existing tasks within the organisation, are given the space to make an impact and thus steer the organisation towards sustainability.
From left to right: Mathieu Locquet, marketing expert / Wouter Robeyns, product expert / Sus Benoit, product expert / Floris Vandewalle, homologation expert / Bram De Wolf, health and safety expert
Sustainability is all too often linked exclusively to limiting emissions. Although emissions are one of the biggest hurdles to overcome, realistic alternatives do not always exist at this moment, with the result that the discussion, and hence progress, soon comes to a standstill. To deal with this, we want to shift the discussion from mere emissions reduction to real impact.
The question we ask ourselves is therefore not "how do we solve this one problem as quickly as possible?", but rather, "how do we get to where we want to be in the long run?" Because only by thinking about it this way can we realistically take action. After all, taking action is what we are all about.
The beginning of everything
The very first goal that team sustainable sets itself is very ambitious from the start: an "internal mind shift". The approach is that people make the difference, so if we want to transform the organisation, we have to start by transforming the people.
To do this, they first polled the themes that the colleagues themselves find important and, as is the case in an enthusiastic team, things immediately became tangible:
- Energy consumption
- Sustainable suppliers
By focusing on these three main themes, team sustainable wants to prove both within STAS and to the outside world that a turnaround is indeed possible. Even in a sector that is generally not labelled as sustainable.
We therefore cordially invite all our partners to undertake the same exercise for themselves. Because we cannot do it alone, and the revolution we want to bring about concerns us all.
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