Gooimeer signs the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector
Gooimeer, trader and supplier of steel sheet piles, has signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. By signing the agreement, the company wants to create more awareness among its own employees and in the industry.
Gooimeer, based in Almere, supplies steel sheet piles and related steel products. These products are used by contractors active in water and road construction to reinforce quays, roads and temporary construction pits, not only in the Netherlands but also in other European countries and sometimes far beyond.
With a 30 percent market share in the Netherlands, Gooimeer is an important player in the field of steel sheet piles. By signing the agreement, the company commits to take responsibility for its chains and to identify, prevent and mitigate (potential) adverse impacts on people and the environment. Another important added value of participating in the agreement is raising awareness among its own employees. By doing so, international RBC will be implemented in all business activities.
Gooimeer believes signing the agreement will lead to more environmentally friendly steel sheet piles. Steel sheet pile profiles and planks often have a temporary construction function and return to the storage after use for reuse. When reuse is no longer possible, materials are recycled. Therefore, the potential risks in the recycling chain will be examined as well. In addition, Gooimeer is committed to developing innovative projects to generate sustainable energy.
Patrick Stoelhorst, Managing Director of Gooimeer: “The Netherlands can use its role in the multiple use of construction materials and its intention to almost halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, to gather knowledge and experience, and to monetize this expertise in foreign markets in the near future. In doing so, we can share our know-how and at the same time learn from the other parties to the agreement. We would like to find out more about our suppliers and customers in order to realise responsible procurement of raw materials and recycling. We believe that by working together on the objectives of the agreement we can make a positive difference in the international chains.”
The current parties welcome Gooimeer to the agreement and look forward to a fruitful cooperation.