PARTNERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

Joining forces for meaningful change

At Materialise, we believe partnerships are critical to making a meaningful difference. Significant change can’t be made in isolation, and we collaborate with numerous organizations around the globe to achieve our sustainability objectives.

African Drive Logo

A spin-off of the Benin Summer School, an initiative Materialise and the charity Hubi & Vinciane created to offer mentorship to young West African entrepreneurs, African Drive aims to create positive economic and social impact in countries with poor global infrastructure and few formal economic activities. Materialise provides expertise, as well as technological and financial support to African Drive projects.

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Not long after the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) launched in 2019, Materialise joined as a participating member. The AMGTA is a non-commercial, unaffiliated organization open to any additive manufacturer or industry stakeholder that meets certain criteria relating to sustainability of production or process, and aims to promote the environmental benefits of AM over traditional methods of manufacturing.

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In 2020, Materialise began its journey towards B Corp certification with two in-house B Leaders. After completing the initial prescreen process, we changed our company Articles of Association to lock our company mission and ensure all stakeholders are considered. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

BACA Logo

Recognizing that organizations have a major role to play in addressing the climate crisis, Materialise was among the first to join the Belgian Alliance for Climate Action (BACA). Formed by WWF and The Shift, BACA serves as a platform and support for companies that are serious about their climate ambitions and champions the setting of 'science-based' targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

BASF Logo

In 2019, Materialise began collaborating with strategic partner BASF on sustainability focused research, specifically Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs). In addition to being the world’s largest chemical producer, BASF is a recognized leader in the field of sustainability.

EcoVadis Logo

Materialise joined the EcoVadis platform in 2017. EcoVadis is the world’s largest provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 65,000 rated companies.

Hubi & Vinciane Logo

The official charity of choice of Materialise, Hubi & Vinciane partnered with Materialise to create the Benin Summer School project which provides mentorship to young West African entrepreneurs, university scholarships, and support for initiatives that stimulate the local economy and social progress.

KU Leuven Logo

Materialise has a long-standing relationship with KU Leuven, including collaborating on numerous projects such as our first Carbon Footprint Assessments. KU Leuven is the largest university in Benelux.

Leuven 2030 Logo

Materialise is a supporting member of Leuven 2030. Leuven 2030 is a non-profit organization focused on creating a climate-neutral future for the city of Leuven, Belgium where Materialise HQ is located. With similar ambitions, we regularly work together, sharing knowledge and serving as sparring partners.

SIGN Logo

The official charity of choice of our US office, SIGN gives the injured poor access to fracture surgery by donating orthopaedic education and implant systems to surgeons in developing countries.

The Shift Logo

Materialise has been a member of The Shift since 2017. Originally the local chapter of the UN Global Compact, The Shift today is the Belgian meeting point for sustainability, and in collaboration with its members and partners, aims to bring about the transition towards a more sustainable society and economy.

The Top Employers Institute Logo

In 2021, for the second year in a row, Materialise became one of only 73 companies in Belgium to attain ‘Top Employer’ certification, awarded by the Top Employers Institute. The Top Employers Institute is considered the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices.

UMWELT UNTERNEHMEN

In 2021, Materialise became a partner of the Environment Network of Bremen, Germany where our Metal Competence Center for 3D Printing is located.  Participation in the Bremen Environment Network is open to companies that are focused on ensuring strong, sustainable and livable business locations and do more for the environment than is legally required.