Boskalis Sustainability Report 2020
“ WE HAVE A RECORD HIGH IN OUR ORDER BOOK, A STRONG FINANCIAL POSITION, AND THE BEST TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE INDUSTRY. WE ARE ALSO ON COURSE TO DELIVER EVER MORE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO THE CHALLENGES THE WORLD FACES TODAY ” Peter Berdowski Chief Executive Officer
A versatile fleet
Through our central procurement office we maintain relation- ships with around 1,440 suppliers. A reliable and efficient supply chain is essential to our business. We maintain relationships with around 1,440 direct suppliers; of these 82% are based in the Netherlands, 15% in other European countries and 3% outside Europe. We expect all our suppliers to act responsibly and with integrity, in line with our values. We monitor the implementation of our Supplier Code of Conduct, working with suppliers on improvements where necessary. In addition, our supply chain partners can be a source of sustainable innovations. For more information, see page 82.
Our versatile fleet consists of more than 650 specialized vessels and floating equipment,
We develop technical and infrastructure solutions that are flexible and can be adapted in response to changing environments. Our technical and infrastructure solutions, that include low-carbon and nature-based options, can be adapted to different environments. Multi- disciplinary teams design and plan projects that often add environmental value as well as meeting, or exceeding, the expectations of our clients. In 2020 we renewed our innovation strategy to embed sustainable innovation further into our organization. We work together with start-ups, NGOs, industry platforms and civil society to share and build knowledge, and stay at the forefront of our sector. Read more about our approach to innovation on page 64.
Sometimes our projects are located where they interact with local communities. In many cases the presence of our activities creates a positive socio-economic impact on the nearby communities. This could Wherever we can, we seek to enhance the positive impacts of our projects. At the same time, we pay close attention to potential adverse impacts our activities could have on the local communities. Read more about the way we manage this impact on page 68. take the form of local job creation, procurement or community investment.
which are deployed around the world.
Our strength lies mainly in the fact that we deploy our own vessels on our projects. Throughout all our activities we pay particular attention to any impact our vessels may have on the environment. This impact covers areas that include fuel type, safety, waste, ballast water and energy management. In addition, we are committed to the safe and sustainable dismantling of all our ships. Read more about our dismantling policy on page 83.
SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2020 – BOSKALIS
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