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.

Industry & Sector Roadmapping

Service > Mapping the path towards sustainability

Road map

Except functions as the hub and driver of collaborative innovation. By organizing experts, stakeholders, and partners in a tightly orchestrated process, sustainability  becomes a driver for true system-wide innovation.

Birds eye view of industry chains

Except works with individual companies as well as whole sectors to identify key opportunities  for improvement and innovation using ‘system maps’. These quickly illustrate the risks  and opportunities within any given sector,  revealing leverage points that maximize  intenvention effects at the lowest  cost.

With its diverse team of experts, Except  gives companies the tools and insight  to find succesful routes forward, and  helps map a trajectory towards long-term  achievements, security, and responsible  operations.

Finding key opportunities for progress and innovation

1 - Integrated Analysis

Except’s analysts provide the necessary insight  for corporate decision making by choosing the  right kind of systems analysis: material resources,  people, knowledge, policies, time, or money.

2 - Identifying symbiotic solutions

The next phase maps the complexity of each  issue, identifies unseen solutions, and translates  them into step by step roadmaps.

3 - Develop strategic pathways

With this overview of possible solutions, we develop  strategies to move organizations  towards sustainability. This can include building internal and external strategies, creating inspiring designs  and devise practical, affordable, and innovative  solutions. 

Except makes route and system maps for  any industry and sector, including manufacturing,  service industries, urban development, logistics,  agriculture, social, and medical industries.

Download the brochure    for more details, and   talk to us to find out how sustainability, innovation  and systems-thinking can improve your  company and industry.


DNV Waste Water Chains

Vision for Dutch Waste Water 2030

This project is a visual exploration of the Dutch waste water sector in 2030. It takes a closer look at the role of waste water processing facilities for the provision of clean water, renewable energy, and valuable material inputs for society of the future.

The vision for 2030 concerns the role of waste water management in four major parts of society: the built environment, agriculture, industry, and natural lands.

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Sustainable Water Innovation Game

A social cardgame to connect stakeholders in a fun setting

SWIG is a social cardgame with a sustainable wastewater processing theme. Players get to know each other, learn from each other, and discover as a group to invest in the opportunities that make wastewater processing more sustainable.

We developed the game mechanics in close collaboration with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) as part of their Wastewater Chain Roadmap (Routekaart Afvalwaterketen). The game is played with much enthousiasm in DNV's workshops today.

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Carpet sector roadmap

Mapping the carpet sector towards 2030

Together with MODINT and DNV we mapped the Dutch carpet sector and developed a road map to a circular carpet industry in 2030. We used system mapping and visualization techniques to bring at-a-glance insight to the stakeholder meetings. With this insight we plotted interventions to transition the industry towards a circular and bio-based industry within two decades.

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Meat Sector Roadmap

Towards an integrated circular sector

We developed a roadmap of the Dutch meat process sector, production and processing companies and their suppliers, together with DNV. The road map shows opportunities for optimal use of all energy and material flows in the product chain of chicken, pork and beef, and maps their sources. The maps bring insight to all stakeholders involved, and enables decisions on improving entire sections of the production chain at once.

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No Time To Waste (2018)

Jump-starting the LC Packaging sustainability journey

LC Packaging serves customers across the globe with packaging products to protect, preserve and transport goods. Except was requested to assess its baseline sustainability performance.

At product level we examined reusing Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) and found a significant CO2 emission reduction potential. At corporate level we investigated energy and water use, waste generation and CO2 emission. See below for our main findings.

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Except Integrated Sustainability

Tim Horsten
CSR Consultant / Engineer

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“If you want to know where the future of integrated sustainable area development is heading, take a look at [Except's] Schiebroek-Zuid project.”
-- Marion Bakker
Advisor Area Development, NL Agency, Government of the Netherlands
“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