Natuur & Milieu becomes sustainable partner of RAI Amsterdam

New sustainable partnership was agreed between RAI Amsterdam and the independent environmental organisation Natuur & Milieu on 22 October 2015. The actual signing took place as part of the InnovationLAB platform at the BedrijfsautoRAI exhibition (road transport and logistic services) .

RAI Amsterdam and Natuur & Milieu are aiming at a sustainable partnership that furthers the interests of both parties and allows them to jointly develop new initiatives as co-creators. This will enhance the sustainability of RAI Amsterdam’s operations and the content of its Dutch events. At the same time, it will give Natuur & Milieu a platform to allow visitors and exhibitors at RAI events to make fun and easy sustainable choices.

Hans Bakker, managing director of RAI Amsterdam, explains: “We recently concluded ten years of partnership between our Dutch exhibitions and the Emma Children’s Hospital AMC with the festive opening of the hospital’s new children’s restaurant. We’re happy to say that our careful search for a new good cause has been successful. Several of our exhibition titles have already worked in the past with Natuur & Milieu and this new agreement generates a more structured form of cooperation. We will go a step further than simply raising money and are now looking for initiatives that will have added value for both parties.”

Natuur & Milieu is also pleased with the partnership. “The sustainable ambitions of RAI Amsterdam ensure a perfect match for our organisation,” says Tjerk Wagenaar, director of Natuur & Milieu. “Natuur & Milieu makes it fun and easy for consumers and businesses to make sustainable choices. In this way we aim to provide a fresh contribution to the events on the exhibition agenda over the coming years.”

On Friday, 23 October, Natuur & Milieu will organise a session on zero-emission urban logistics at BedrijfsautoRAI, where companies, government authorities and students will have the chance to present their innovative vision, projects and services in the field of inner city transport. “This will be a good first example of our partnership,” Bakker concludes with satisfaction.

In addition to Natuur & Milieu, RAI Amsterdam is working with AMREF Flying Doctors for its international events.

RAI sustainability report published
The start of the new partnership with Natuur & Milieu occurs in parallel with the online publication of RAI Amsterdam’s sustainability report. The report was prepared under the GRI B (Global Reporting Initiative) guidelines.

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