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 businesses and society towards sustainability, create inspiring designs and devise practical, affordable, and innovative solutions. 

Except can make route and system maps for any industry and field, 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.


Examples

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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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

Michiel van der Vight
Senior Associate

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Phone   +31 10 7370215
“Except’s people storm the gates of heaven, work extremely hard and invest unbelievable amounts of energy into solving your problem, making it their own and getting to the bottom of it.”
-- Bart Verhagen
Development Manager, Estrade / Vestia Housing Corporation
“They always give us new perspectives and insights that accelerate our projects.”
-- Jaap Bosch
Project Developer, Eneco Wind