Ballast Nedam prioritizes the use of FSC wood. This is wood that comes entirely from responsibly managed forests, leaving vulnerable forest areas alone and giving the forest the chance to recover. FSC also applies social requirements, including rules on wages and working conditions, which prevent illegal logging as much as possible.
“We use FSC wood on several projects, including Tower Ten WTC Amsterdam, Jonas Amsterdam and De Groene Loper Maastricht,” says Ferhan Deniz, Sustainability Advisor at Ballast Nedam. “As an organisation we strive for a healthy living environment. Protecting global forests is a key element.”
As of today, the flag of the Sustainable Development Goals will be impossible to miss at Ballast Nedam's head office in Nieuwegein. These goals provide us with an important direction to act in a socially responsible manner as a company. In the coming period, we will therefore be working hard on actions that contribute to the seventeen climate goals.