The Netherlands is a country that has always implemented eco-friendly laws and practices, largely due to the environmentally-conscious government. As an effect of the ‘green’ technologies that have been implemented in the country, statistics have shown that The Netherlands has experienced a great surge of financial success.

Our company formation specialists are able to give you more information on how to get your company to go green!

Green growth defined by OECD

The Organization for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) defines green growth as a set of 6 environmental and economic factors. They are environmental efficiency, raw material efficiency, natural resources, environmental quality, green policy instruments, and economic opportunities.

The latest data presented by Statistics Netherlands showed that there have been significant improvements in these 6 factors from the period of 2000 to 2016.

Green growth in the Netherlands

The Dutch economy has increased as an effect of the environmentally friendly laws and regulations of the country. The Netherlands is still dependent on fossil fuel as the main energy provider, but through the use of green resources, the country has been able to decrease greenhouse emissions as well as carbon dioxide emissions.

The Green Growth report as issued by Statistics Netherlands also shows that the ecological footprint of the Dutch population is decreasing. This shows that biodiversity in the country is definitely improving.

Furthermore, the reports show that the Netherlands is using its raw materials in a cost-effective way because recycling is encouraged in both personal and corporate capacities.

Our company formation agents can answer all your questions about the environmental laws of the Netherlands and the process of establishing a green business in the country. You can also read our article on how to open an energy company in the Netherlands. 

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