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14 04, 2022

Roadmap towards a sustainable fleet

2022-04-19T09:53:57+02:00April 14th, 2022|To The Point|

Roadmap towards a sustainable fleet Tools and best practices Sylvia Van Den Broeck - HR Operations & Reward Manager BDO Belgium Delphine Vanassche - Senior Manager BDO Tax Leslie De Buyser – Manager BDO Legal Christophe Charbel - Local Office & Facilities Supervisor Brussels & Wallonia Stephan Vandewiele - Operations Director BDO Belgium Climate change is no longer just a matter for the environment and the planet. It has penetrated every link in every business chain. [...]

14 04, 2022

Sustainable (green) mobility

2022-06-16T09:30:59+02:00April 14th, 2022|To The Point|

Sustainable (green) mobility Tax alternatives to the company car In 2022, the company car is more popular than ever. Nevertheless, the ‘greening of the fleet’ is currently high on the agenda of many employers and employees. This is partly due to the change in the taxation of company cars, which affects both employers and employees. But the evolution towards sustainable business is also playing a major role. We explore two tax alternatives to the oh-so-popular company car. [...]

14 04, 2022

Plastiflex: aspiring to circular production

2022-04-14T09:37:34+02:00April 14th, 2022|To The Point|

Plastiflex: aspiring to circular production Plastiflex Group is setting the bar high. In the near future, the producer of flexible plastic hoses wants to operate completely circularly. Together with BDO’s sustainability experts, the company translated this ambition into a genuine Sustainability Transition Programme. Plastic hasn’t really enjoyed a good reputation over the last decade. Nevertheless, Piet Gruwez, CEO at Plastiflex, believes that plastic is not a bad product in itself: “The pressure to [...]

14 04, 2022

From ego to eco mode

2022-08-10T15:16:49+02:00April 14th, 2022|To The Point|

From ego to eco mode The path to a sustainable business model Mieke Loncke, Marketing & Communication Director BDO Belgium Short-term financial performance is no longer the only driver of corporate value creation. Companies have more responsibility than ever to create this value with and for all stakeholders. They also face global challenges: climate change, raw material depletion, growing inequalities, etc. At BDO, we want to set an example, be a source of inspiration and act [...]

14 04, 2022

Mission to a sustainable planet

2022-04-14T08:55:02+02:00April 14th, 2022|To The Point|

Mission to a sustainable planet Werner Lapage, Partner BDO Belgium While entrepreneur in heart and soul Jürgen Ingels takes us on his mission to Mars - and allows us to experience how important technology really is in our daily lives - BDO Belgium’s more than 850 employees are working day-in and day-out to make our way of doing business more sustainable. The cover page is too small to accommodate all our sustainability pioneers, but they open this [...]

14 04, 2022

War for wellbeing

2022-04-14T08:51:55+02:00April 14th, 2022|To The Point|

War for wellbeing Peter Van Laer, CEO BDO Belgium Doing business sustainably is a very popular theme at the moment. By which I don’t mean trendy or ‘hot’. Instead, sustainable entrepreneurship is fundamentally necessary - and even critical - to the relevance and long-term success of any company or organisation. There is no alibi that exonerates us as human beings from the negative environmental or climate impact that we ourselves are causing. There is only one [...]

13 04, 2022

Sopadis: “Sustainable mobility is not a clear-cut issue.”

2022-04-19T13:37:06+02:00April 13th, 2022|To The Point|

Sopadis: “Sustainable mobility is not a clear-cut issue.” Our federal government is clear: Belgians must drive ‘greener’. And business mobility - and therefore the company car as well - is an important tool for achieving this goal. Dealer network Sopadis’ market research also confirms this. Sopadis is part of car importer D’Ieteren and exclusively distributes all brands of the Volkswagen Group on the Antwerp-Mechelen-Brussels axis. “The average Belgian is holding firm to his or her car as the [...]

13 04, 2022

Would you leave your home’s back door open?

2022-04-19T09:59:51+02:00April 13th, 2022|To The Point|

Would you leave your home’s back door open? Security boost to the websites of businesses and governments fails to materialise Koen Claessens, Partner BDO Risk Advisory Whereas cyber criminals are working on professionalising their ‘business’, and cyber-attacks have increased almost exponentially, the cyber security efforts of the majority of Belgian companies and governments seem to have stalled. That is the remarkable conclusion of our large-scale analysis of over 15,000 Belgian websites. One in 3 websites still [...]

13 04, 2022

Aerospace, a source of inspiration for BDO

2022-04-19T10:22:59+02:00April 13th, 2022|To The Point|

Aerospace, a source of inspiration for BDO The astronaut in business angel Jürgen Ingels Mieke Loncke, Marketing & Communication Director BDO Belgium Seasoned entrepreneur Jürgen Ingels (51) has been collecting space-themed covers and artefacts since childhood. A fascination that he inherited from his equally space-mad father. Last year, he gave in to the temptation to buy some 40 replicas from the NASA collection. Now you can share his passion and go on your own space exploration [...]

13 04, 2022

Cash flow management

2022-04-19T10:24:58+02:00April 13th, 2022|To The Point|

Cash flow management Simple yet essential insights Dirk Vandendaele, Partner BDO Accountancy Jan Vermeersch, Manager BDO Digital You can’t run a business without sufficient cash reserves. Well, you can, but you wouldn’t be running an efficient business. Avoid unpleasant surprises by keeping an overview of all incoming and outgoing payments. So how do you successfully manage your cash flow? And what information do you need for this? Find the answers in this FAQ. Cash flow [...]

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