Environmental Impact CSR 2016 – Boskalis 36 CO


for the fifth consecutive year. The certificate applies to all business units operating on the Dutch market. The CO 2 Performance Ladder is a tool used by government agencies and businesses in the Netherlands to encourage companies that take part in often complex tenders to adopt carbon awareness procedures in their own operations, in the execution of projects and in the supply chain. The basic principle of the CO 2 Performance Ladder is to recognize efforts made by businesses in the areas of energy saving, efficient use of materials and renewable energy. The level achieved by companies on the CO 2 Performance Ladder translates into an advantage in tender evaluation procedures: the higher the level on the Ladder, the greater the advantage to the company during the tender procedure. Various other initiatives were started or continued in the Netherlands during 2016. These include technical and organizational measures as well as an initiative under the slogan ‘Keep Fuel in Mind’, aimed at bringing about a change in behavior. By recording and monitoring equipment fuel consumption levels and discussing ways of saving fuel while on the job we work constantly to change behavior among our operators. Another initiative is a ‘Green Deal’ signed by Boskalis in 2016. It concerns a partnership, including (national) government, industry and educational institutions, aimed at reducing emissions of CO 2 , NO x and particulate matter caused by dry earthmoving equipment through training and education of operating staff. With a large global fleet, Boskalis is constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce dependence on oil and reduce emissions. Boskalis contributes towards environmentally-friendly solutions for emissions with innovations in equipment, working methods, energy saving and fuels. Our extensive R&D program enables us to anticipate changes in national and international legislation and creates the right conditions for rapid implementation. Emissions from our fleet


footprint we use electricity generated from

To further reduce our CO 2

wind energy in the Netherlands at our head office.

The objective formulated in 2015 to achieve a three-star BREEAM rating for the four main buildings at our head office in Papendrecht in 2016 has been met. BREEAM is an international environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. Its main purpose is to drive sustainable improvements through awareness of energy consumption, operational efficiency, and sustainable practices among owners and users. In line with the target of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) Boskalis aims to have energy-neutral office and warehouse locations in Europe in 2050. To achieve this goal we will need to implement a single overall Energy Management System (EMS) for our office and warehouse locations. In 2016 we investigated how to structure and optimize the energy management systems of our Dutch office and warehouse locations, focusing on those which are owned by us. The results of the investigation have been translated into an action plan with objectives for the period up to mid-2020. These objectives are: ‚ ‚ Identification of consumption and processes. ‚ ‚ Annual decrease in CO 2 emissions through a 2% energy reduction for office and warehouse locations, sustainable energy generation through for instance heat/cold storage, and replacement of fossil fuels with a renewable alternative. Performance Ladder results will be integrated in the EMS. Setting up the EMS is an ongoing process that will be audited annually by an external party. The results will be reported to the Taskforce Energy Management. An EED support team has been established and will be responsible for the further implementation and monitoring of the system. Where possible the BREEAM and CO 2

2 Performance Ladder

biofuel Pilot program

In the Dutch market, Boskalis pursues a CO 2 reduction of 5% of its local operations by 2020, compared to 2009. In 2016 Boskalis once again obtained certification on the CO 2 Performance Ladder, achieving the highest level attainable (5)

In 2015 Boskalis, in a consortium with GoodFuels and Wärtsilä, started a two-year pilot program aimed at the development of marine biofuels that meet the most stringent sustainability standards

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