Pool of experts

Part of requirement 4C1, which only applies to large organizations, is that the organization at management level conducts a dialogue with an NGO or expert at least twice a year about the ambition of the CO2 reduction target and the strategy of the organization and its projects. The purpose of the critical dialogue is to assess whether the theme actually has priority within the management of the organization and to make suggestions for improvement and picking up new topics.


To facilitate this dialogue, SKAO establishes a pool of experts from which organizations can choose an expert if desired. However, it is also possible for a company to nominate an expert for this pool to SKAO. See the procedure and criteria for this (Dutch only).

Inspiration list (Dutch only): This document is an Inspiration list for the Experts or NGOs for conducting a dialogue with large organizations (CO2 Performance Ladder requirement 4C1). This document is not normative and can be used as inspiration for the dialogue. An expert cannot therefore oblige organizations to provide certain documents or the like.

In the context of uniformity, SKAO assumes a rate per call of a maximum of € 600, based on half a day's work. For the specific text about the dialogue, we refer to Handbook 3.1 (Dutch only, requirement 4.C.1 from page 77).

Pool of experts

Frank De Mulder Zelfstandig consultant – Ensomme bv Manager-Advisor bij Bopro nv

Voorheen actief als directeur omgevingsbeleid bij de Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen. Heden procesbegeleider complexe projecten en projecten duurzaamheid en transitie – procesbegeleiding ruimtelijke projecten.

Michel van Gorp Independent energy and environment advisor

Onafhankelijk en door de Vlaamse overheid erkend milieuadviseur (milieucoördinator A) en ex-docent aan de Karel de Grote Hogeschool (Onderwijsgroep Management & Technologie) te Antwerpen. Jarenlang gastdocent aan de Universiteit Antwerpen (Instituut voor Milieu en Duurzame Ontwikkeling - IMDO). Daarvoor werkzaam bij de Unie van Zelfstandige Ondernemers (UNIZO).
Expertise: milieu, bedrijfsinterne milieuzorg, MVO, duurzame bedrijfsstrategieën.

Luc de Bock Senior Researcher en technologisch adviseur bij BRRC (Belgian Road Research Center)

Als onderzoeker en adviseur bij het onafhankelijke onderzoekscentrum voor de wegenbouw in België. Werkzaam rond vele aspecten van wegenbouw en milieu, met focus op circulariteit en duurzaamheid. 

Expertise: duurzaamheid van asfalt en beton. Sectorspecifieke deskundige inzake wegenbouw.

Andre Nijhof Professor Sustainable Business and Stewardship, Nyenrode Business Universiteit

André Nijhof studeerde technische bedrijfskunde aan de Universiteit Twente en promoveerde bij diezelfde universiteit op het gebied van organisatieverandering rond maatschappelijke vraagstukken. Na zijn promoveren heeft hij 6 jaar als senior consultant gewerkt aan integrale managementsystemen, verduurzaming van ketens en maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen en was hij voorzitter van het Netwerk Bedrijfsethiek Nederland. Sinds 2016 is André hoogleraar Sustainable Business & Stewardship aan Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Hij verzorgt executive onderwijs zoals Finance in Transitie en de MVO Expeditie, verzorgt in-company programma’s zoals Frontrunners in Stewardship en leidt onderwijsvakken over duurzaamheid en innovatie in de BSc, MSc, MBA en governance programma’s van Nyenrode. Dit onderwijs bouwt voort op zijn onderzoek naar duurzame markttransformatie in diverse sectoren en de wijze waarop koplopers maatschappelijk commitment verankeren in de kernprocessen van een organisatie.

Nele de Belie Professor en directeur van het Laboratorium Magnel-Vandepitte voor bouwkundige constructies en bouwmaterialen, Universiteit Gent

Professor en directeur van het Laboratorium Magnel-Vandepitte voor bouwkundige constructies en bouwmaterialen, Universiteit Gent.

Nele staat aan het hoofd van de onderzoeksgroep “beton en milieu” die de duurzaamheid en milieu-impact van het materiaal beton bestudeert. Dit omvat ook het onderzoek van alternatieve bindmiddelen in het kader van een circulaire economie.

Expertise: duurzaamheid van beton (durability and sustainability)

Hans Kröder International Expert Sustainability

Hans Kröder is an international sustainability expert and has guided more than seventy organizations in the private and public sector towards a sustainable strategy and its implementation. Hans was directly involved in the worldwide development of ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility and ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement and since early 2019 in a new international guideline for 'Circular Economy'. He developed the CO2 reduction pillar for the National Sustainability Institute, based on ISO 14064 and the CO2 Performance Ladder.
Expertise: CSR, MVI, Circular Economy, GRI, from strategy to implementation

Niels van Geenhuizen Sustainability Leader at Arcadis

Niels has many years of experience in making organizations more sustainable, both in the Netherlands and internationally. He knows how to recognize and remove resistance internally. He knows how to shape sustainability on a strategic level in an ambitious but realistic way, always with a direct connection to how you can implement this in the workplace. Niels translates the sustainability policy of organizations into concrete policies and measures that have a positive impact on the environment, people and the business case. In addition, Niels is very active in the field of sustainable mobility within the business community of the Netherlands from his former role within Anders Reizen (chairman) and De Reisbeweging (board member) and from those roles was also involved in the Climate Agreement (member of the Business Mobility sub-table). You can ask Niels for generic sustainable themes based on his years of experience as a sustainability leader within Arcadis or more specifically about sustainable mobility, sustainable operations, sustainable construction, sustainable area development or energy transition.

Michaël Steenbergen Assistant Professor/Universitair Docent Dynamics & Durability of Structural Interfaces, TU Delft

Michaël works for the Railway Engineering Group of the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft) and has a leading role in technical innovations of the European railway sector. The research that he conducts with his team members is interdisciplinary (involves important fields such as dynamics, contact mechanics, tribiology and metallurgy). The research is governed by the life-cycle-proof design concept and focuses on the physics behind asset management. The implementation of this study within the railway systems are diverse. Michaël is a known expert within the international railway sector, and owns an MSc and PhD - both cum laude - from the TU Delft.

Geert Bergsma Manager Life Cycle Analysis department at CE Delft

As a manager of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) projects within CE Delft, Geert is responsible for the acquisition and management of projects as well as stakeholder diologs. Geert is an expert of LCA studies involving products, materials and packaging. Moreover, he is an expert of LCA of food products, sustainable waste management systems and he is knowledgeable in sustainability, bioenergy and biofuel. Geert works with governmental institutions, NGOs and industries. 

Expertise: Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

Elske van de Fliert Expert sustainable mobility

Founder of the CO2 slimming program for fleet and mobility. Expert in the field of greener, cleaner and smarter driving. Since 2004 engaged in the field of sustainability, since 2007 specifically in the field of vehicle fleet and mobility.

Expertise : sustainable mobility

Frits Wuts Performance Ladder consultant

Previously CSR manager and responsible for maintaining the CO2 Performance ladder of InTraffic and ICT Group nv

Expertise: knowledge in setting up and maintaining the CO2 Performance Ladder, design and implementation of chain analyzes, progress reports, sustainability tooling, knowledge of EEDs, Ecovadis etc.

Sector-specific expert for ICT

Serge de Gheldere Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO of Futureproofed, climate ambassador at The Climate Project for Al Gore, council member of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum and co-founder of the Climate business in Belgium.
Expertise: Serge has a very broad strategic knowledge of energy and climate.

Cees van Rhee Professor Dredging Engineering aan de TU Delft

The leading thread in Prof. dr. Dr. Ir. Van Rhees career is dredging. He has worked at various organizations in this area and has been promoted on this subject.
Expertise: Dredging technology, Energy
Sector-specific expert for hydraulic engineers

Wim Turkenburg Professor Emeritus Science, Technology & Society at Universiteit Utrecht

Former director of Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. Also board member ECN International Energy Initiative, ipcc, ETC.
Expertise: Energy and the environment, including climate change caused by people.

Frans Rooijers Director CE Delft

Working at CE Delft since 1990. First as an energy advisor / researcher and from 1999 as director. Before that, energy coordinator at the Velsen municipality. He studied Electrical Supply at TU Delft.
Expertise: Electricity supply, energy in the built environment, government instruments

Dian Phylipsen Phylipsen Climate Change Consulting / SQ Consult

Prior to that, Dian worked at Ecofys in various roles in the field of climate change and energy.
Expertise: climate change, energy, industrial energy efficiency, emission trading

Mirjam Harmelink Harmelink Consulting / SQ Consult

Previously worked in the field of energy and climate as a program manager at Utrecht energy at the municipality of Utrecht, unit manager and senior consultant at Ecofys, program manager at SenterNovem and researcher at the RIVM.
Expertise: climate policy, sustainable energy, energy efficiency, (sustainable) heat

Kornelis Blok Professor of Energy Systems Analysis at TU Delft and lead author at the United Nations Climate Panel (IPCC)

Previously he worked among other things as founder and director of consultancy firm Ecofys and as professor of sustainable energy at Utrecht University. He also played an important role in the development of a European and international climate policy.

Expertise: all-round energy expert, energy efficiency improvement, sustainable energy production

Monique Voogt SQ Consult, Managing director en co-founder Sustainable Quality (SQ) Consult

Worked in various roles in sustainable energy and climate advice, for example as a researcher at the University of Twente and at the ECN, and as director of energy and climate strategy at Ecofys.
Expertise: Sustainable energy and climate change