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

Industrie & Sector routekaarten

Service > Gezamenlijke routes naar duurzaamheid

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.


DNV Afvalwaterketens

Visie voor Nederlands Afvalwater

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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Afvalwater innovatiespel

Sociaal kaartspel om stakeholders in keten te verbinden

SWIG is een sociaal kaartspel met als thema de duurzame afvalwaterketen. Het wordt ingezet in groepssessies met stakeholders om breed overzicht in de keten te krijgen, spelers kennis met elkaar te laten maken en inzicht te krijgen in innovatieve duurzame keuzes in de keten.

We ontwikkelden het spel voor en in samenwerking met Det Norske Veritas (DNV) als onderdeel vn het Routekaart Afvalwater project. Het spel wordt met veel entousiasme gespeeld in DNV workshops.

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Routekaart Tapijt

De tapijtsector in kaart tot 2030

Samen met Modint en DNV brachten we de Nederlandse tapijtsector in kaart met behulp van slimme ketenanalyse en visuele hulpmiddelen. De kaarten geven direct inzicht in de gehele sector keten en mogelijkheden voor interventies om een volledig gesloten en circulaire industrie in 2030 te realiseren.

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Routekaart Vleesverwerkende Sector

Naar een integraal duurzame 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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No Time To Waste

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

Gertjan van Hardeveld
Business Strategist

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“Wij hebben de samenwerking met Except als zeer positief en inspirerend ervaren. Zij hebben zich verdiept in onze vraag en daar een passend antwoord op geformuleerd, en leveren daarmee niet alleen een product af, maar denken ook mee over het proces en de context. ”
-- Gerben in 't Hout
Programma manager Woonstad
“Except loopt een paar jaar voor op andere organisaties... ze zijn de pioniers op dit gebied.”
-- Paul van de Sande
Programmamanager Duurzaamheid, Gemeente Roosendaal