30 august 2021
As of January 1st 2022 Hein Boon will stop as director of RHP. He is going to be fully committed to Responsibly Produced Peat in the new year. The Supervisory Board of the RHP foundation commissioned Ceres Recruitment for recruiting a suitable successor. Marco Zevenhoven remains the deputy director and will lead Advice and Research as operational manager.
Since March 1st 2003 Hein Boon has been director of RHP, the knowledge centre for substrates. There is a social debate about the transition in raw materials for growing media and the position of peat. Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) can contribute to this and Boon is committed to doing so. From the beginning Boon was closely involved with the RPP foundation, which was founded in 2013. RPP stimulates that peat for growing media is only harvested in areas that have already been drained and that during production there is no impact on high conservation values. After the use-phase, RPP also requires an appropriate after-use destination, taking environment and climate into account.