Explore the Impact Deals developed by eight Amsterdam-based entrepreneurs
Through the Impact Deals, Amsterdam Impact and MKB-Amsterdam want to help SMEs that want to create more impact by expanding their sustainability efforts and adding more societal value. Read more about the eight Impact Deals developed by eight ambitious SMEs.
The Impact Deals
United Repair Centre wants to encourage brands and consumers to repair clothing as an attractive alternative to buying new. The company intends to increase the percentage of employees with a distance to the labour market from 50% to 70% and set up a Repair Academy. URC will repair 20,000 garments, resulting in a CO2 reduction of 80,000 kg.
Sababa makes tasty, healthy and responsible street food inspired by the Middle East. The company wants to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% by using an energy scan to better map the climate impact of its activities. Sababa will also focus on inclusive employment by hiring three job seekers facing employment difficulties, including newcomers.
Westergas is where historical value and innovative ideas come together. The former factory buildings in the leafy Westerpark are a unique destination for local and international visitors. The company wants to achieve a 25% reduction in residual waste by 2023, for example, by reducing the loss of plastic reusable cups at events from 8.24% to 3% and by strengthening social cohesion in the neighbourhood.
Blue Road Academytrains newcomers to become tech specialists through a specially developed program that helps them find jobs. In addition to increasing access to quality education, the enterprise aims to better prepare its participants for the job market and thereby increase the percentage of alums employed in Salesforce from 49% to 55% one year after completing its program.
Breikers, Lease A Bike, and BYCS are joining forces to stimulate bicycle use among employees through activities such as setting up an activation aimed at companies in Amsterdam with a maximum of 100 employees. An average increase of 1 bicycle ride per week means a reduction of 1.5 kilotons of CO2 emissions per year. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and MKB-Amsterdam have also signed the deal.
Hôtes Culture specializes in recruiting and seconding personnel within the cultural sector. The company wants to help 10 Amsterdammers facing employment difficulties to find work. Hôtes Culture will also contribute to an inclusive work culture in the museum and cultural fields.
Braspenning Social Works is part of the Braspenning Group, which has been providing coating services for ships, bridges, storage tanks, cranes and other large outdoor objects since 1956. In a unique pilot project, participants start a development job in which they help refurbish the sports association Blauw Wit. The company wants to hire 60 Amsterdammers and increase the percentage of employees with a distance to the labour market from 10.3% to 16.3%.
Clean the World is the largest global recycler of 'amenities' (soap and plastic bottles) in the hotel industry. The foundation wants to increase the reduction from 769 kg of CO2 (as of April 2023) to 11,535 kg of CO2 (as of May 2024). In addition, Clean the World also wants to increase inclusive employment from 0 to 50% by hiring ten job seekers facing employment difficulties.
How does the City of Amsterdam support the entrepreneurs?
Every deal is tailor-made. The municipality helps organise knowledge and networking sessions, facilitates work-related activities such as job coaching, supports with finding alternative forms of financing, and contributes to marketing and communication efforts.