Except Integrated Sustainability
Except Integrated sustainability.
Flourish in a changing world.
Multi-disciplinary consulting, innovation and development organization working on advanced sustainability projects around the globe.

Knowledge Management & Software

Service > Harness the opportunities of the network

With a laptop in the sun The connected world

With rapid software developments in the world, do you have a grasp on software and online technologies? Which applications are indispensable to you and why? How can tomorrow's software empower you, your business or even your society?

Understanding software starts with understanding people. Software needs to be intuitive, flexible, powerful and it needs to enable you. At Except we develop software that contributes to a better performance on system-level.

High quality software

At Except we take care to find out what it is you really need. Combining our skills in software architecture, engineering and graphics design, we aim to create high quality software that will not only meet your demands, but will exceed your expectations.

Robust core

We believe that software needs to be reliable. The service it provides needs to be available and extendable, now and in the future. Our software architects at Except are experienced and carefully maintain proven development processes to achieve that goal.

Shining exterior

The quality of a user experience lies in the details. User and program actions need to make sense, hence we use many subtle ways to guide a user or communicate an idea. Speed and flow will make you enjoy using our software, and will make you use it more effectively.

Connected

Today's software unlocks the power of being connected. We aim to connect our software to available online resources and we allow you to connect right now. What power do you unlock?

 Websites and communication

Develop your vision and share it with the world. How do you make your online presence dynamic and alive?

Online communication is two-way communication, so let your website inspire others and let it inspire you.

 Knowledge Management

In the age of information the key is to obtain, manage and distribute your knowledge in a sensible way.

Software allows fast storage and distribution of knowledge, and provides the means to customise interesting perspectives on what is available to those who are connected.

 Analysis and Simulation

Complex problems sometimes have simple solutions that are hard to find. Software enables us to predict behaviour and outcomes that can change our understanding of the world around us.

What type of research do you do before you act? How do you communicate your results?

 Accessible and mobile

Mobile computing and online services develop at an ever increasing rate. Storing data and using software at one location is a thing of the past.

Today's software applications are accessible when you need them. At Except we think about what the world needs tomorrow.

Examples

The Dandelion Project

Web 3.0 Visual Information Management & Collaboration

Dandelion is a next generation (web 3.0) software application that binds scientific, social and economic data from all over the world in an immersive visual environment. It's like google on steroids, allowing you to visually fly through three dimensional realms of information, putting it at your fingertips and making it useful.

It enables a boost in productivity for knowledge management, research and social connectivity for anyone involved with research and development.

Dandelion is developed in partnership with the Dutch government and Storrm CS consultants.

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The Except Website

Communicating the network

You are currently looking at it: a beautiful and functional website for our happy organization.

Developed by our software architects, web designers and communication specialists, it became exactly what we wanted: snappy, cool, informative and with a back-end that helps us streamline internal communication.

 

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Yale Carbon Calculator

Determine your footprint from travel and events

Except worked with Yale University to develop a customized online carbon calculator for the Yale Community Carbon Fund. The calculator allows anyone to calculate their footprint and directly support projects that offset this carbon.

The calculator is an intuitive and easy to use website for calculating greenhouse gas emissions from Yale events and operations:

  • Travel and transportation
  • Facility use
  • Waste generation
  • Education

 

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IKEA Catalogue Story of Print

Interactive Story Telling Tools Promote Stakeholder Engagement

IKEA Media Production engaged Except to showcase the sustainability achievements and ambitions of its 200-million-copy catalogue. Together we created a storytelling infographic for the IKEA customer-facing staff, and a data-packed dashboard for internal stakeholders such as store co-workers, catalogue responsibles, PR, social media, communication, sustainability and marketing managers and teams. The tools have been introduced to thousands of employees, permeating learning and awareness.

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IKEA Catalogue Supply Chain Dashboards

Intuitive Dashboards Enable Sustainable Decision Making

The IKEA catalogue with more than 200 million copies is the largest annual print run in the world. IKEA Media Production has worked diligently to improve the catalogue’s sustainability performance. To find new ways to boost its performance, IKEA Media Production engaged Except. Together we applied a new systems-thinking approach and found powerful ways to raise performance.

With implementation partners Trade Extensions and Deloitte we created new visual big data tools in less than a year. Together we realized a sustainability-driven learning supply chain that is now helping transform the biggest paper and print suppliers worldwide.

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Contact

Except Integrated Sustainability

Tom Bosschaert
Director

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Phone   +31 (0)6 - 28 52 45 85

Partners

“I am impressed by the energy, expertise and commitment I see. Because it hits you personally. Because everyone at Except recognizes the need for transformation to a sustainable society.”
-- Miriam van Gool
IUCN Interim manager Leaders for Nature
“I'm very satisfied with the work of Except on various projects of Eneco Wind. They collaborate very well during the process and create outstanding work.”
-- Jaap Bosch
Projectontwikkelaar, Eneco Wind