Work on adapting the fittings was carried out by supplier GreenFox in conjunction with workers from the sheltered workplace group Pantar. Not only did this enable Amsterdam RAI to improve its energy efficiency, but provide gainful employment to the less-able, generating both environmental and social benefits. Over the last five years the RAI has supported the charities AMREF Flying Doctors and the Emma Children’s Hospital, by providing finance, knowhow, facilities and opportunities for exposure. Amsterdam RAI will continue to support these good causes in the years to come.
SUSTAINABLE NEW BUILDING
Amsterdam RAI published its fifth CSR report
Amsterdam RAI will begin the construction of a
in June 2012 in line with the guidelines for
new multipurpose conference and office building
sustainability reporting, issued by the Global
with a first-class restaurant by October this year,
Reporting Initiative. Have a look at the
giving the RAI a new, modern face. The most
complete CSR report at www.rai.nl/csr
remarkable eye-catcher, apart from the atrium, is the ‘green lung’ for city farming. This will allow the building to supply its own vegetables and herbs for the restaurant on the ground floor. RAI Amtrium will open its doors in May 2015.
ABOUT AMSTERDAM RAI Amsterdam’s RAI congress and conference centre houses 11 multi-functional exhibition halls, one ballroom, two auditoriums and 64 conference
‘The most eye-catching element, apart from the atrium, is the ‘green lung’ for city farming’
and meeting rooms. Around 400,000 international visitors are expected to attend events in the RAI this year.
Hello Zuidas September/Oktober 2013