Healthy soil is literally the basis on which we live, recreate and reside. It is therefore essential to monitor soil quality. We have to strike a balance between protecting the soil quality for people and the environment and using it for buildings, industry and infrastructure, among other things. This can be done by safeguarding the prevention of soil contamination. In addition to legislation and regulations, there are numerous quality marks and quality systems that help with this.
Soil Quality Decree
The Soil Quality Decree (Dutch: Besluit Bodemkwaliteit) is based on the Dutch environmental legislation. Goal: sustainable soil management. On the one hand, the Decree lays down clear rules for the responsible use of building materials, earth and dredging spoil. On the other hand, it sets quality requirements for persons and companies working in the soil sector. Ensuring quality contributes to a better implementation of soil management. The Soil Quality Decree requires that the environmental supervision is carried out by a certified and recognized company. Kiwa is happy to support you in this.
Impact of a building on the environment
The impact of buildings on soil ecosystems depends on the size of the buildings in relation to the size of the total ecosystem. From a sustainability perspective, Kiwa is a great advocate of promoting sustainable investments and limiting the impact of buildings on the soil ecosystem. We check and assess companies according to the applicable criteria and assessment guidelines. We work with you on sustainable soil management!