The BREEAM certificate is provided to buildings with a high sustainability level as its main feature. In 2019 Oldenburger|Fritom opened a new distribution center in Veendam according to the highest rating: 5-star BREEAM Outstanding. In 2024 we will build a second distribution center in Veendam according to this highest achievable BREEAM level. 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 BREEAM 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.

These and other sustainable provisions make our distribution center not only energy neutral but also hydrologically neutral, scoring 97.3% on the BREEAM-NL scale. As a result, our distribution center belongs to the top of sustainable buildings in the Netherlands.

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 warehouse 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 food industry and the healthcare 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.

New BREEAM Outstanding DC | January 2024

On January 29, 2024, Oldenburger|Fritom, part of the Fritom Group, signed the construction contract for a second distribution center according to the highest BREEAM level in Veendam: BREEAM 5-star Outstanding.

Bouwgroep Noord, based in the city of Drachten, and Hardeman, based in Veenendaal, will realize the new building. Our distribution center will have 12,000 pallet spaces and 900 solar panels. In addition to sustainability, it is also characterized by innovation. Our sustainable and innovative distribution center is expected to be completed at the end of this year.

Contract signing between Bouwgroep Noord, Hardeman, Oldenburger|Fritom and the Fritom Group.
Ceo Oldenburger Fritom Rene Dale And Ceo Fritom Group Arnold De Jong

Update new construction | May 2024

A special meeting took place at Oldenburger|Fritom on May 31, 2024. During this meeting, an interim update on the new construction of our second BREEAM Outstanding distribution center in Veendam was presented. Since the beginning of 2024, the companies Bouwgroep Noord and Hardeman have made the necessary preparations. Now the next phase has arrived and construction will start soon.

The official start of construction was marked during this meeting by the unveiling of the first two piles. Arnold de Jong, CEO of the Fritom Group, and René Dale, CEO of Oldenburger|Fritom, had the honor of performing these symbolic acts.

Contract logistics in a DC with BREEAM certificate

René Dale, CEO of Oldenburger|Fritom Logistic Solutions (Fritom Group)

René Dale

About Oldenburger|Fritom


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Certifications Oldenburger|Fritom Veendam (NL)

Oldenburger|Fritom is a Lean Six Sigma company.
Oldenburger|Fritom is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO 45001, ISO 13485, ISO13053-1.
The distribution centers of Oldenburger|Fritom in Veendam are certified according to BREEAM Outstanding and BREEAM Excellent.
CSR Performance Ladder, Level 4, Oldenburger|Fritom in Veendam.
Gdp Api Registered Oldenburger Fritom
FSSC 22000 certificate Oldenburger Fritom.
Oldenburger|Fritom in Veendam is AEO-full certified for customs and security.
Global logistics provider Oldenburger|Fritom is IATA member.
Global logistics provider Oldenburger|Fritom in Veendam is certified according to the Lean and Green Star.