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Partnership Announcement: Chapter Zero Brussels welcomes Bekaert as a Partner

Chapter Zero Brussels is happy to announce a new partnership with Bekaert, a leading Belgian company with the ambition to the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move: safe, smart, sustainable.

As we grow and expand our impact through engaging and empowering Board Members on the topic of Climate Change, we are actively seeking partners who share a common belief and conviction on the key role of the board, and the private sector, in fighting climate change.

“Right from our very first interactions with Bekaert’s board, we felt that Bekaert had an interesting experience and useful insights to share as to their sustainability journey and climate governance. We saw that Bekaert could add value to our network by sharing their lessons learnt and a testimony as to how they went about embedding sustainability within their governance structures and overall corporate strategy. We are proud to form this partnership with Bekaert and are grateful for their support in helping us achieve our mission of Bringing Climate on Board” Natacha Lippens, Chair of the Board of Chapter Zero Brussels

“We all have the responsibility to tackle climate change. This drove us to define targets that are based on the latest climate science and help to create a sustainable future in the longer term. By making a positive impact with our sustainable solutions and practices, Bekaert is determined to improve life and create value for all stakeholders. We are excited about our partnership with Chapter Zero Brussels that will enable us to share our ambition and exchange best practices with other members of Chapter Zero Brussels as the climate journey of every company starts in the boardroom.” Ann-Françoise Versele, VP Sustainability

About Bekaert

Bekaert’s ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move, and to always do this in a way that is safe, smart, and sustainable. As a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies, Bekaert also applies its expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy. Founded in 1880, with its headquarters in Belgium, Bekaert (Euronext Brussels, BEKB) is a global company whose 27 000 employees worldwide together generated lose to € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022. About Chapter Zero Brussels Chapter Zero Brussels works to leverage the central position of the Board of Directors, the European Union Institutions and the World Economic Forum in the fight against Climate Change, to reduce global emissions and ensure a sustainable future for all. The association empowers Board Directors across Belgium and the EU to ensure climate accountability and act on reducing GHG emissions resulting directly and indirectly from their companies’ activities. Chapter Zero Brussels is the Belux chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. Chapter Zero Brussels is a non-profit organisation registered in Brussels as "Climate Governance asbl/vzw" (Reg number: BE 0765.424.327) and operates under the Chapter Zero Brussels brand.


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