On 1 June 2015 RataPlan have been given the Keurmerk Kringloopbedrijven. This has been presented by the Dutch Association of Recycling Companies (BKN) where RataPlan is a member of since joining in 1994. Because the cycle is not a protected concept and everyone could start a thrift store, the quality mark has been developed. The quality mark means that you, as a recycling company, have proven that you deal with people and materials in a professional, responsible and safe manner.
The conferment of the Quality Mark is valid for three years. After those three years, it will be tested again whether the recycling company still complies with the conditions that are part of the Quality Mark. On Thursday 29 March 2018 the second review took place and RataPlan again have been given the Keurloop Kringloopbedrijven quality mark.
Keurmerk recycle companies
RataPlan distinguishes itself with the quality mark in two respects of the thrift shops that do not have the quality mark. In the first place RataPlan offers employment for people with a distance from the labour market. Second, RataPlan takes responsibility when it comes to the environment and the reuse of stuff. If product reuse is not possible, material reuse is realized.