sustainability

Thinking of tomorrow

'I generate a wonderful space. I am sustainable. I am built from beautiful, natural products. I will be reused in the future. A strange thought. I feel good, because I am put together well.'

Maars always looks for responsible and sustainable solutions. Reduce, reuse and recycle are deeply rooted in the philosophy of the company. There is tremendous progress in reducing packaging, using environmentally friendly coatings, CO2 compensation and 5S 'lean manufacturing'. Maars has set up an integrated management system to implement its own quality, environmental, and health and safety policy, under which all critical processes in the areas of quality, environment and safety are guaranteed. This approach has already enjoyed wide recognition and Maars is Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Basic, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. A noteworthy detail is that for example, the processing water is purified in-house.


Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Basic

From cradle tot cradle, from one start tot the other beginning. Maars has succeeded to create Cradle-to-Cradle CertifiedBasic- certified wall systems. The certification is based on 5 quality categories:

  1. Material health
  2. Material recycling
  3. Renawble energy & carbon management
  4. Water stewardship
  5. Social fairness

By cooperating closely with suppliers and customer, Maars will make their products even more sustainable.


BREEAM and LEED

The usage of the demountable partition walls can be proved with several projects being certified with the BREEAM certificate. BREEAM is an international recognized mark which measures the sustainability of a project. Maars has contributed to the following BREEAM certified projects:

  • The Edge (Deloitte + AKD) Amsterdam The Netherlands
  • Business Expo Center Hengelo The Netherlands
  • Schneider Electric Hoofddorp The Netherlands
  • Asics Hoofddorp The Netherlands
  • City Office Almelo Almelo The Netherlands
  • Mahler 1000 (Flow Traders + Multivastgoed) Amsterdam The Netherlands
  • Haagse Zwaan (Deloitte + AKD) The Hague The Netherlands
  • Monarch I Den Haag (CAK) The Hague The Netherlands
  • Alliander Arnhem The Netherlands
  • Markthal Rotterdam Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • City Office Rotterdam 'Timmerhuis' Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • City Office Utrecht Utrecht The Netherlands
  • Watercampus Leeuwarden The Netherlands
  • SOZAWE Groningen The Netherlands
  • ROC Friese Poort Drachten The Netherlands
  • Enexis Zwolle The Netherlands
  • BIM Brussels Belgium
  • BIM T&T Brussel Brussels Belgium
  • Forum Brussel Brussels Belgium
  • Elia Quai Monnoyer Bruxelles Brussels Belgium
  • Aeropolis II Brussels Belgium

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, stands for leadership in environmentally friendly buildings. Due to the many BREEAM certified project it can be concluded that the demountable partition walls have a positive effect on the welfare of human beings and renewable energy.