Rewilding Europe Foundation
Name of ANBI
Stichting Rewilding Europe
Chamber of Commerce number
6525 ED Nijmegen
Rewilding Europe Board Protocol.
- Sabine Hoefnagel (Chair a.i.)
- Lena M Lindén (Member)
- Aleksandrina Leonidova Mitseva (Member)
- Jens-Christian Svenning (Member)
- Charlie Burrell (Member)
Rewilding Europe Supervisory Board Terms of Reference.
Objective of the foundation
According to the statutes, ‘’Rewilding Europe Foundation has the objective of, in particular but not exclusively, stimulating (having stimulated), in association with local organisations, the return and expansion of wild nature and wildlife in Europe, as well the stimulation of nature and landscape development, on the basis of natural processes and for the benefit of society.’’
Limited liability company
Foundation Rewilding Europe is the sole owner of the limited liability company Rewilding Europe B.V. Rewilding Europe B.V. was founded and registered in the Netherlands in 2011 and serves as an incubator and holding company to pilot and develop new business concepts that support the mission of the foundation and have a chance to become profitable.
The limited company is meant to be a risk-mitigating and funding mechanism, supporting the work of the foundation. The management responsibility and governance of the limited company are statutorily linked to the foundation, as its sole beneficiary, owner and director.
Rewilding Europe B.V. is the sole owner of three limited liability companies:
- Rewilding Europe Capital B.V. was founded and registered in the Netherlands in 2017 and provides medium and long-term loans to small and medium-sized enterprises that have a positive impact on rewilding activities in the rewilding landscapes, either by creating employment, attracting tourists, or stimulating local economic development, contributing to developing the necessary buy-in from the population in and directly outside the rewilding landscapes.
- Rewilding Climate Solutions B.V. was founded and registered in the Netherlands in 2022 and aims to make rewilding a financially competitive land use, demonstrating that rewilding is investable and enables restoration at scale. The company will, amongst other things, develop and sell carbon credits.
- Rewilding Assets B.V. was founded and registered in the Netherlands in 2022 with the objective of owning land to be rewilded.
Any profits derived from the limited liability companies shall be channelled entirely to rewilding activities, in line with the mission of the foundation.
Transparancy and good governance
We consider openness and good governance to be of the utmost importance. This is why we adhere to the transparency guidelines of the CBF (Centraal Bureau Fondsenwerving) quality label and are committed to the professional codes of conduct of Goede Doelen Nederland. Rewilding Europe has obtained CBF-certification and ANBI (non-profit tax designation) status.
Rewilding Europe’s Strategy
Detailed information is available in the Strategic Plan of Rewilding Europe Foundation, as approved by the Supervisory Board in November 2021. An overview of main carried out activities per year can be found in our annual achievements overview.
Members of Rewilding Europe’s Supervisory Board receive no remuneration, either directly or indirectly, for the activities they carry out. They are, however, entitled to reimbursement of the costs incurred by them for the performance of their position, as approved by the Executive Board. The remuneration of the Executive Board is determined by the Supervisory Board, in accordance with the regulation for the remuneration of directors as established by Goede Doelen Nederland.
Code of conduct
Rewilding Europe expects all of its employees, Supervisory Board members, contracted partners, and consultants to act in accordance with the highest standards of personal and professional integrity in all aspects of their activities, and to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and to sign our Code of Conduct.
Anti-fraud and anti-corruption policy
Rewilding Europe has a zero tolerance approach to fraud, attempts to commit fraud, and acts of corruption by its stakeholders and external partners. Our Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy sets out responsibilities and measures to prevent and act on events of fraud and corruption.
Cybercriminals may attempt to exploit our name and reputation for their malicious activities. Please be aware of fraudulent proposals or communications that appear to be coming from Rewilding Europe or related organisations. We want to emphasize the following:
- Official Channels: All legitimate communications from our organisation will come through our official website, email addresses, or official social media accounts.
- No Financial Requests: Rewilding Europe will never solicit funds, payments, or personal financial information through unsolicited emails, messages, or phone calls.
- Caution with Links: Be cautious when clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown sources, even if they appear to be related to our organisation. Always verify the source of any communication.
- Protect Your Data: Do not share personal or financial information with anyone claiming to represent us without verifying their identity through our official contact information.
- Your online safety is of utmost importance to us. If you receive any suspicious communications or come across fraudulent proposals claiming to be from Rewilding Europe, please report them to us immediately through email@example.com
Policy on Integrity and Inappropriate Behaviour
Rewilding Europe strives to provide working conditions that ensure a safe, healthy and pleasant working environment for its employees and all others that work for or on behalf of Rewilding Europe. Our Policy on Integrity and Inappropriate Behaviour sets out responsibilities and measures to ensure appropriate behaviour, prevent inappropriate behaviour, and support employees and all others who work for or on behalf of Rewilding Europe when they are confronted with inappropriate behaviour and integrity violations. This policy can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are aware that the carbon footprint of travel is substantial and that employee travel contributes to increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Rewilding Europe’s Travel Policy is designed to minimise and mitigate emissions. Our employees are encouraged to choose train travel over flying wherever possible and practical.