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Photo Credit: Beurs van Berlage

Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage is the first Dutch conference and events centre to receive the Green Globe Certificate.

Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage is the first Dutch conference and events centre to receive the Green Globe Certificate. Located in a national monument from 1903, with a place on the UNESCO list of most important buildings worldwide, the Beurs van Berlage is a central meeting place in the historic heart of Amsterdam used by many users and stakeholders. By means of a sound CSR policy, the Beurs van Berlage wants to work towards socially circular business operations and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), guided by their own core values.

Green Globe is the world’s leading certification for sustainable operation and management of travel & tourism worldwide. The Green Globe International Standard for Sustainable Tourism has been developed over three decades in collaboration with the travel and tourism industry, communities in tourism destinations and other stakeholders. The Standard is recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation UNWTO.

“We are incredibly proud that we received the Green Globe Certificate, as the first conference and events centre in the Netherlands,” explains Willemijn de Vet, Marketing Manager at the Beurs van Berlage. “Green Globe offers us a framework with which we can control, monitor and improve our sustainability processes. It furthermore shows our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.”

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Photo Credit: Beurs van Berlage

Feedback from Green Globe auditor – Emilie Hagedoorn: “Whether it is about being an inclusive and caring employer, a generous community member, respecting the historical architecture of the building or simply being creative with actions such as sourcing from local suppliers, reducing food waste, serving yummy vegan menus or saving water & energy Beurs van Berlage does all of this and more. The pandemic has helped make some good changes and there are some big plans for the future. All in all a great first audit for this unique venue in Amsterdam.”

Read more about the venue’s CSR policy here.