On 7 July 2016, the Walloon government adopted the second Walloon Sustainable Development Strategy. This strategy aims to create a society that is more respectful of people and the environment. It provides a framework to encourage sustainable development initiatives by all actors – public and private – in Wallonia.
Following the example of their Flemish counterparts, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Wallonia, with their regional structure (CCI Wallonie), offer Walloon companies the opportunity to concretise their commitment to sustainable business and make it known with the launch of the CCIW Certification for Sustainable Entrepreneurship.
The CCIW certification Sustainable Entrepreneurship is based on the guidance programme developed by the Flemish Chambers of Commerce (Voka), the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (VCDO). It is a practical programme that starts from the concrete activities of each company and, together with the management, develops an action plan that contributes to the realisation of various SDGs.