The EU Green Deal: A path towards climate neutrality


The mission

The EU Green Deal is focused on fighting against global warming. Its target is to become the initial continent with zero emissions; it has specific measures aimed at attaining climate neutrality. One of such policies aims at cutting down not less than 55% of all greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere, while another one concerns the need for planting 3 billion more trees to offset carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in terms of oxygen, for example.


By prioritizing climate neutrality, the EU is taking a proactive approach to address one of the most pressing issues of our time.



Policies for climate neutrality

The EU Green Deal has established concrete policies to achieve climate neutrality. One key policy is to reduce at least 55% of net greenhouse gas emissions. This reduction target will require significant changes in various sectors, such as energy, transportation, and industry. 

Another important policy is the planting of an additional 3 billion trees. Trees play a crucial role in absorbing carbon dioxide and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By increasing the number of trees, the EU aims to enhance carbon sequestration and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Amsterdam Standard's commitment

We appreciate the value of sustainability and we refuse to postpone action. While many entities tag sustainability as a critical issue, a substantial majority recognize that it is not a primary factor in their decision-making process. Nevertheless we are dedicated in addressing this issue instead of contaminating it.

By 2026, we have set a goal to only onboard sustainable clients. This includes clients involved in climate tech, clean tech, and renewable energy. By working with these clients, we not only inspire them but also help them optimize their operations and increase efficiency. 

Sustainability in business is no longer a nice thing to have; it has become a necessity. Stakeholders, including customers, investors, and top talent, are increasingly expecting companies to reduce their environmental footprint and make a greater social impact. For EU tech companies, adopting a wait-and-see approach to sustainability is the wrong approach.



It's simple: businesses must adapt and integrate sustainability into their core strategies, or they will be left behind in an increasingly competitive and conscious market. 


We have the opportunity not only to inspire our existing clients but also to help them optimize their operations and increase efficiency. By working together, we can create a sustainable future and leave a positive impact on the environment and society.

The time to act is now.

Let's join forces and build a future that is aligned with UE climate goals.

Leopold Founder of Amsterdam Standard
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Written by: Leopold van Oosten, on June 3, 2024