Why do we do what we do?

As human beings, we find meaning in our lives when we derive satisfaction from what we do. We strongly believe that this satisfaction comes from taking on responsibilities and freedoms, which can only happen when you have enough autonomy in your work. However, we don't just want to be meaningful as individuals, but also as an organization, by focusing not only on economic growth but also on societal benefits.

We apply the "Nazka filter" in the selection of projects and collaborations. First and foremost, we only work on things that we truly believe in. We enjoy working on themes that have an impact on current and future generations. Mobility, climate, renewable energy, health, water quality, etc. are often recurring topics.
In addition, there is also a more technical goal: making geographic information easily accessible and creating insights from large amounts of data. We focus on location-based data and earth observation, which are made interactively accessible via digital applications on any device (from desktop to laptop to smartphone).
We believe that running a business with purpose goes beyond selecting the right projects. It involves treating people with care, organizing your company in a meaningful way, hiring the right people, and delivering quality work. We take pride in our sincerity and commitment to quality.
To walk the talk, we strive for a healthy work-life balance by allowing our employees to work from home for 2 days and come to the office for 3 days per week. Our office is located near the center of Leuven and the train station, so we encourage sustainable commuting through cycling or public transportation instead of using company cars. Even our cleaning helper uses a cargo bike to transport cleaning supplies.
We take our environmental responsibility seriously by compensating for our CO2 emissions through tree planting. We support reforestation projects in the south through GoForest and also sponsor other initiatives like the “Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team” (HOT OSM), which aims to use open mapping to drive community development and humanitarian action.