Boskalis Annual Report 2020


The employees of Boskalis receive a copy of the Boskalis Code of Conduct and its underlying policies when they start working for Boskalis. In addition, e-learnings and targeted trainings are being organized to explain and train our people how the use them. The full text of Boskalis Code of Conduct and its underlying policies as well as the Supplier Code of Conduct are available on our corporate website and our intranet (‘Bokanet’). SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT The principles embodied in the Boskalis Code of Conduct are a fundamental part of the way we do business and we promote the same principles in our relationships with clients, suppliers and other business partners. Boskalis has a Supplier Code of Conduct, which mirrors our own Code of Conduct. Besides considering quality, delivery reliability and price, we also select our suppliers based on sustainability criteria. The Supplier Code of Conduct is an integral part of all

procurement contracts. By entering into a contract, suppliers commit themselves to the Supplier Code of Conduct. This commitment is also applicable to their own suppliers. In 2020, 85% of our strategic suppliers endorsed the Supplier Code of Conduct, compared to 81% in 2019.

The full text of the Supplier Code of Conduct is available on our corporate website and our intranet (‘Bokanet’).

Each year, we conduct an implementation scan at a cross section of approximately 10% of our strategic suppliers. Suppliers that do not meet our standards are given the chance to improve under our supervision. In the absence of sufficient progress, we will eventually terminate our relationship with these suppliers. More details of this risk matrix assessment and the results over the past years are given on pages 82 and 83 in our Sustainability Report 2020.

OUR CORE VALUES – OUR COMPASS We strive to be the leading dredging and marine contracting experts, creating new horizons for all our stakeholders. Our five core values guide us in achieving this mission.

SAFETY Our people and their safety is the core of our success. Safety is the top priority in everything we do. Our behavioral safety program NINA targets No Injuries No Accidents to safeguard our colleagues and suppliers. TEAMWORK By working together we create new horizons. We approach our complex and specialist work with a collective mindset and the objective to excel. Collaboration within teams and cooperating with clients, suppliers and other stakeholders allows us to get the job done. PROFESSIONALISM We strive to achieve the best results for the job without making promises we cannot deliver. With our expertise and

experience in project management, operations and risk management we seek to deliver our projects safely, on time and within budget.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP We offer innovative, competitive and sustainable solutions for our clients. With our strong business sense, we are forward thinking, exploring new ideas and opportunities. We take pride in creating new horizons. RESPONSIBLENESS We are committed to conduct our business with integrity, honesty and fairness. Integrity is a prerequisite for success and an important cornerstone of our reputation. The impact of our activities on society and the environment is a key element in the way we conduct our day-to-day business.


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