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Amsterdam RAI is a sustainable partner in events Amsterdam RAI exhibition and convention centre decided back in 2008 that corporate social responsibility should have a prominent place within the organisation. Since then, the RAI has celebrated many successes, won international awards and certificates and removed bottlenecks hindering progress. It has also learned that broad support within the company is an absolute prerequisite for success.

AMBITION Amsterdam RAI aims to continue working on its sustainability objectives. ‘We are convinced that a good CSR policy adds value and contributes to the success, commercial and otherwise, of companies,’ says Amsterdam RAI general manager Hans Bakker. ‘Over the next five years the RAI aims to be one of the most prominent conference and events industry leaders when it comes to sustainability. This is an ambitious goal in a world and industry where the focus on

Hans Bakker, General Manager Amsterdam RAI in Beatrixpark

sustainability is expanding exponentially.’ ‘In order to achieve these goals, we aspire to have


an excellent relationship with our stakeholders,’

Amsterdam RAI has made substantial progress

Bakker states. ‘We help organisers to make their

with its waste policy and has become a true front-

events more sustainable by supplying green

runner in this field. The company believes it is

energy, calculating their CO2 emissions, offering

important to make further progress and continues

organic catering and minimising traffic movements

to look into potential improvements in cooperation

around Amsterdam RAI and Zuidas by using

with waste-processing company ICOVA.

various smart logistic concepts. We stimulate


visitors to travel by public transport by offering

Major steps have also been made to increase

them combi-tickets at reduced prices, and provide

energy efficiency. Over the past few years all

them with a comfortable and inspiring environment

lighting within the Amsterdam RAI complex has

for exchanging their ideas and experiences.’

been replaced with more energy-efficient lamps.

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Hello Zuidas September/Oktober 2013