The Earth Charter Vrienden (Dutch for Earth Charter Friends) are a group of people who have influence on the private sector – as well as on the link between companies, citizens and government – and who are inspired by the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.

On this website, geared towards a Dutch audience, the Earth Charter Vrienden share examples of how they bring the Earth Charter into practice. In addition, we collect Earth Charter-related inspiration and ‘food for thought’ from around the world. For English, Spanish and French speakers, please go to for more information..