IDH works with businesses, financiers, governments and civil society to accelerate sustainability in international supply chains. The three pillars of our operation are global and local convening, learning and innovation, and co-financing. In other words, we bring together influential partners, leverage investments and share knowledge and insights with the goal of realizing sustainable trade in global value chains. We believe that action-driven coalitions will drive impact on the Sustainable Development Goals and create value for all.
The Belgian IDH office was established in December 2018, when the Belgian government appointed IDH to manage the Beyond Chocolate Program. This multi-stakeholder partnership aims to make the Belgian chocolate sector more sustainable, bringing together over 60 important actors along the cocoa supply chain. The Belgian office has continued to manage the program, while also expanding to other activities, such as the development of a Belgian sustainable banana initiative.