The Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business (in Dutch: SKAO) is responsible for all matters as regards to the ladder: its use, its continued development, managing the certification scheme, expanding on participating industries, etc.
SKAO encourages companies and governments with the CO2 Performance Ladder to reduce CO2 with the aim of realizing a climate-neutral business environment. We connect parties, share knowledge and are the heart of a large network.
The secretariat organizes meetings of the different parts of the foundation such as the board, the Central College of Experts (in Dutch: CCvD), working groups and the Technical Commission. It takes care of the communication (resources), the website and lectures and presentations. It facilitates research into the improvement and further development of the CO2 Performance Ladder.