The Netherlands Pavilion is the first at Expo 2020 Dubai receives the GSES Circular Footprint ® certificate and the RISE certification from the Expo organization and GSES System ®
The certificates were issued the 3rd of November, during the National Day of the Netherlands, from the World Expo organization and the GSES System to the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation Tom de Bruijn. On the same day, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima visited the Netherlands pavilion.
The Netherlands Pavilion is about uniting water, energy and food and stimulating the circular economy. Therefore, the Netherlands opted for a circular construction, consisting of utilized sheet piles.
The GSES Circular Footprint certificate measures the Circular Footprint of Country Pavilions based on Ellen McArthur MCI, Cradle to Cradle and BS 8001 resulting in the GSES Circular Footprint Certification. The Circular Footprint of The Netherlands Pavilion is 95%. 90% of the total construction of the pavilion is reusable after the use on the Expo site, and the pavilion used 100% reused (and locally sourced) materials to build its construction. That makes a Circular Footprint score of 95% in total. For reusing the sheet piles after Expo, the Netherlands made sure they have a recycling plan in place to be able to reuse all sheet piles after Expo 2020 Dubai.
EXPO RISE verification
The RISE verification from EXPO and GSES System measures the use of
packaging in and around the Pavilions. The scoring of The Netherlands Pavilion regarding RISE is compliance because the pavilion uses recycled and biodegradable packaging and makes sure that all packaging is recyclable after use. This is very important and a great achievement for The Netherlands Pavilion.
Striving to be the most sustainable World Expo in history, Expo 2020 Dubai has collaborated with Dutch company Global Sustainable Enterprise System (GSES System® / GSES®) under efforts to measure and report the sustainability performance of key stakeholders across the event. Using the GSES platform Expo measures the sustainability impact of the event’s suppliers’ and Country Pavilions – resulting in comprehensive rating cards, based on independent audits. Using the GSES rating cards, software platform and standards, Expo 2020 was able to verify its suppliers, International Participants, and exhibitors to meet its high sustainability standards.
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