About the partnership with Royal Ahrend
As a proud partner of the Netherlands Pavilion, Ahrend was granted the assignment to furnish the workspace of the Pavilion. We have created an inspiring and sustainable workplace which will support all employees of the Netherlands team to give their visitors the best experience possible. It is a vitalising working environment that attracts talent, increases employee experience and is therefore key to the success of the organisation.
At Expo 2020 Dubai, we showcase our sustainable values and welcome our clients and prospects in the region. During one of the events in the Dutch Pavilion, we will share our vision on the new hybrid way of working and the ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals we set ourselves.
Since the early 1990’s, we are the industry leader in the field of sustainability. Royal Ahrend was the first company in our industry to get a Cradle-to-Cradle award, we are a long-time member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 and we are distinguished with the PSO30+ certificate, the highest level of social entrepreneurship in the Netherlands.
Not only are our products sustainable, the way we do business is sustainable as well. For the Netherlands Pavilion, we have set up a Furniture as a Service lease agreement, which makes us unique in our industry. After the dismantling of the Dutch Pavilion, our furniture will get a second life in the Dubai Region.
About Royal Ahrend
Founded in Amsterdam in 1896, Royal Ahrend is an international leader in the office furniture industry. Royal Ahrend creates vitalising workspaces: working environments that promote well-being and create a sense of belonging, that are high-performing and accommodate diversity. Royal Ahrend is the leading supplier of vitalising commercial office spaces, health care facilities and education that excel in sustainability, design and flexibility.
We operate sales offices in more than 25 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, through a portfolio of well recognised brands: Ahrend, Gispen, Techo.