Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage is the central meeting place in the centre of Amsterdam in a national monument. Because of its function, the activities differ almost every day and the monument is used by many users and stakeholders. In our business operations, we want to take our stakeholders into account as much as possible and conduct all our activities in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.
The core values of the Beurs van Berlage are authenticity, respect and sincerity. These core values arise from our hospitality, which we value considerably and which form the basis of who the Beurs and its employees are. But they also arise from the identity of the building itself; a national monument from 1903 with a place on the UNESCO list of most important buildings worldwide.
In addition to these core values, the Beurs van Berlage distinguishes itself with personal contact, connection, inspiration, experience, transparency and integrity.
By means of a sound CSR policy, the Beurs van Berlage wants to work towards a social circular business operations and contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), guided by our core values.
We want to conduct our activities in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.
You can also contribute during a trade fair or event by using as little packaging materials as possible and by separating waste in the appropriate waste bins (e.g. residual waste, paper, glass or plastic). You can also use energy-efficient equipment and, if possible, opt for a paperless event. Think of digital communication screens. By consciously choosing tables without linen and napkins and not using disposable cups or plastic bottles, you contribute to a better environment.
We are in the process of obtaining the Green Globe certificate. Green Globe is a global certification programme for sustainable travel and tourism. We are checked annually to meet the requirements by an independent inspector. Green Globe offers Beurs van Berlage a framework with which we can control, monitor and improve the sustainability processes.
Green Label Service, an expert in the field of sustainability, guides us in achieving the Green Globe. Every year we look at the possibilities for further sustainability. These are some examples of our objectives for the coming years: