Nature, environment and sustainability

Sustainability is a well-known concept for Efteling. Efteling Nature Park Foundation put in place a solid base for this at its establishment in 1952. The original articles of association mention the following about the role of Efteling: ‘the supporting or executing of social development projects and projects for the common good, in the fields of nature conservation and management, culture and education’. Sustainability continues to play an important role in everything Efteling undertakes. 


More than sustainable entrepreneurship


The aim to maintain Efteling forever and to contribute to the feeling of happiness of both the current and the future generations, is in itself already a sustainability aim. And Efteling wants much more than just sustainable entrepreneurship; it wants sustainable enchantment.. 
There are two main pillars for this: ‘the supporting of social projects’ and ‘attention to nature conservation and management’. Social projects include for example: the supporting of Villa Pardoes,  the Reading and Writing Foundation, and cooperating with educational institutions. Attention to nature conservation and management includes among others the Klaterwater system geothermal heating and cooling, attention to biodiversity and electrical transport.