The BREEAM certificate is provided to buildings with a high sustainability level as its main feature. Both our distribution centers in Veendam are certified according to BREEAM. Contract logistics at Oldenburger|Fritom therefore means that we store and handle your products in paragons of sustainability, both now and in the future.

About the BREEAM certificate

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) was introduced in 1990 by the British BRE (Building Research Establishment). It is the most used method to determine the sustainability level of buildings. Next to countries like Germany, Sweden, Norway and Spain, the Netherlands adjusted the BREAAM method to national rules and regulations.

To obtain a BREEAM-NL certificate an independent assessment is carried out. The used rating method contains 9 different subcategories. These each have their own rating factor:

  1. Management (12%)
  2. Health (15%)
  3. Energy (19%)
  4. Transport (8%)
  5. Water (6%)
  6. Materials (12,5%)
  7. Waste (7,5%)
  8. Land Use & Ecology (10%)
  9. Pollution (10%)

A maximum of 10 innovation points (10%) can be added to this. The end score is then qualified by giving 1 to 5 stars.

Breeam Certification 9 Subcategories
Oldenburger|Fritom built a distribution center in Veendam according to the highest BREEAM level Outstanding in 2018.

Energy neutral and hydrologically neutral

In 2018 Oldenburger|Fritom built a state-of-the-art distribution center in Veendam according to the highest BREEAM level Outstanding (5 stars). According to the latest sustainability criteria there was no gas connection installed. Instead a heat pump and a solar park with 1,600 solar panels were installed.

The buffering and infiltration facility to the neighboring site assures rainwater is slowly drained. Part of the rainwater is also collected and stored in an extra water tank for internal usage. All these sustainable provisions make our distribution center not only energy neutral but also hydrologically neutral, scoring 97.3% on the BREEAM-NL scale.

On a surface of 5,000 m2, 15 meters high we offer:

  • Over 15,000 pallet slots
  • 6 loading docks
  • Cross dock facilities
  • Logistic training facility
  • Several offices


Case Study MAN 9 | Publication

MAN 9 is BREEAM-NL's credit for the publication of building information. One of the criteria for this credit is that a case study is published containing project-related information:


BREEAM Case Study EN

Renovation according to BREEAM Excellent

The BREEAM certification perfectly completes our sustainability aspirations. This is why we have renovated our existing distribution center in Veendam according to BREEAM regulations. For which we received the 4-star BREEAM Excellent certificate. Here you can outsource your logistics for multiple solutions when it comes to sustainable logistics, like:

  • Warehousing for high tech companies
  • Temperature-controlled storage for the feed and food industry
  • Multifunctional packaging possibilities
  • Value added services for B2B and B2C order fulfillment
  • Security Area for customs clearance of air freight shipments
  • Bonded warehouse facility type C

To guarantee sustainability in every logistic process Oldenburger|Fritom is also certified according to level 4 of the CSR performance ladder.

Contract logistics in a DC with BREEAM certificate

Continuous Improvement Manager of Oldenburger|Fritom Logistic Solutions.

Frans Andeweg
Continuous Improvement Manager

About Oldenburger|Fritom


Veendam (NL) | Emmen (NL) | Schiphol-Rijk (NL) |Tatabánya (HU) | Bergamo (IT)

Certification Oldenburger|Fritom

Global logistics provider Oldenburger|Fritom is IATA member.
The distribution centers of Oldenburger|Fritom in Veendam are certified according to BREEAM Outstanding and BREEAM Excellent.
Oldenburger|Fritom has the AEO-C status for customs simplification and the AEO-S status for security and safety.
Oldenburger|Fritom in Veendam is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 22000 en ISO 45001.
Csr Performance Ladder Level 4 Oldenburger Fritom
Employees of Oldenburger|Fritom are Lean Six Sigma certified as Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt.
Global logistics provider Oldenburger|Fritom in Veendam is certified according to both ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000.
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Global logistics provider Oldenburger|Fritom in Veendam is certified according to the Lean and Green Star.