For over two decades, our work has contributed to groundbreaking advancements in sustainability for a range of areas, including buildings, cities, industry, agriculture, business strategy, policy, and tools. With profits earned on our services, we invest in projects that define the cutting edge of sustainable development, such as Orchid City, UCo, and Polydome.

On this page you find some project highlights, as well as an archive of detailed project documentation going back to 1999.


Recent Projects

Project Archive

1999 2010 2022

A vision, strategy & roadmap to fully circular and energy-neutral operations

Dec 2020

Heineken: 100% Circular

Sustainability, health, and happiness are increasingly demanded by consumers, particularly by the younger generations, and Heineken is at t…


Utilizing systemic investment for more impactful grantmaking

Nov 2020

IKEA Foundation's Agricultural Livelihoods Strategy

The IKEA Foundation's Agricultural Livelihoods Team works on new strategies to utilize the foundation's grants to boost the livelihoods of …

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Bridging the knowledge gap of Blue Green Infrastructure

Oct 2019

Roadmap to the BGI Manual

Blue Green Infrastructures (BGI) increase the resilience of urban and rural landscapes, integrating their core functions with natural featu…


Full spectrum sustainability strategy for urban infrastructure

Apr 2018

Sustainable Development Catharijnesingel Utrecht

Except, in collaboration with KWS-Infra and GAIM, organized an innovation session to develop a sustainable approach to demolish a part of t…


Living places for working people

Apr 2018

Innovative hotel concept

Sircle, formerly known as Europe Hotels Private Collection (EHPC), is an independent Dutch hotel chain driven by innovative hospitality and…


Jump-starting a journey toward sustainability

Jan 2018

LC packaging - No Time To Waste

LC Packaging serves customers across the globe with packaging products to protect, preserve and transport goods. Except was requested to as…


Intuitive Dashboards Enable Sustainable Decision Making

May 2017

IKEA Catalogue Supply Chain Dashboards

With more than 200 million copies printed each year, the IKEA Catalogue Supply Chain Dashboards helps to address the sustainability of the …


Vision and strategy for sustainable transformation of a business park at Schiphol Airport

Nov 2016

Schiphol-Oost Pioneer Park

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport was born at Schiphol-Oost, over 100 years ago. Today, it incorporates a business park that could use more atmosp…


Shared Resources and solutions within the IUCN network

Aug 2015

Leaders for Nature

This project saw Except support the IUCN in their year-long development to prepare a new forum format, from concept development, stakeholde…