XD Connects

business and ESG




You have reached the ESG website of XD Connects. Here we share our ambitions for positive change and explain our activities related to Environment, Social, and Governance. In 2022 we updated the roadmap driving our ESG ambitions (see more details below).

As our customers are key stakeholders in this journey, we have included a Learning Portal explaining key initiatives related to the positive change in our operations. Feel free to use the Contact Us section to reach out with any feedback or questions.

Keep an eye on this website for our regular updates!

ESG roadmap timeline


Highlights are a short account of the latest ESG news from XD Connects. Examples include global environmental days, awards, milestones reached, events or new reports coming out. For updates related to our ESG ambitions and recent news see the blog posts in our Celebrating ESG section.
XD Connects kicks off the PromZ Promo Podcast

November 2022

Our CEO Albert van der Veen and ESG Director Joy Puor were invited by PromZ Promo to launch their new podcast.  S1 E1 is now live!

Host Peter van Gestel asks pertinent questions around the recent name change at XD Connects and our ESG ambitions. Albert and Joy highlight some of the pioneering work XD Connects is doing in terms of ESG in our industry and share some insights into what’s to come.  

Worth a listen! Find the episode on Spotify. 



Positive change. Your choice!

At XD Connects we want to make it easy for our customers to create positive change with us. Here are a few ways your choice can contribute to our ESG ambitions, and your own:

Shop our Impact collection

With the IMPACT collection there is no risk of greenwashing, showing the deep connection between traceability and sustainable practices. As market pioneers we are paving the way for the rest of the industry with this collection.

Choose lower-impact products

Browse our increasing selection of lower-impact products. These products have been developed with an eye for lower-impact, certified materials. This range of products features RCS, GRS, and FSC®-certified products.

FSC certificate code: NC-COC-070443 
GRS and RSC licence code: CU 1162221

Consider the XD Design backpack

This great item is two gifts in one: for every backpack sold, 1 euro is donated to Justdiggit. Furthermore, the backpack contains the AWARE ™ tracer.

Reward patience with Sustainable Choice Shipping for samples

Through our Sustainable Choice shipping program – a shipment service that avoids the use of next-day delivery airfreight – we save on CO2 emission on shipment of sample orders. With this choice you accept a shipping time of 3 to 5 working days.

XD Connects plants at least one tree per 10 orders done with Sustainable Choice shipping.