Boskalis Sustainability Report 2020
chain and the potential for closer business relationships with our suppliers in the future.
During the ship dismantling process, knowledge is shared with local yards. Vessels are dismantled at certified shipyards in accordance with the Hong Kong Convention and Boskalis’ own standards. For 500 GT+ vessels that will be dismantled or are offered for sale, we draw up an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM). In the event a vessel is sold, we incorporate the sales contract for future dismantling; the new owner must also do so in accordance with the Hong Kong Convention. In 2019 the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) came into effect. The EU SRR sets out strict procedures for the recycling of European flagged ships, both covering the method of waste processing as well as designating specific facilities for the recycling procedures. The EU SRR coexists next to the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, which applies to non-EU flagged ships which are situated within the EU. Boskalis follows these regulations. In 2020, Boskalis sold a number of vessels. Furthermore, besides smaller supporting assets (<500 GT), no vessels were scrapped or recycled.
SUSTAINABLE RECYCLING Our vessels are dismantled by third parties. Our approach to ship dismantling is embedded within our Environmental and Social Policy and is focused on safe and sustainable dismantling. We follow existing international legislation and regulations in this area and have been repeatedly recognized as an industry leader by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. Prerequisites for our policy include: strict safety requirements, a hard surface on which to dismantle the vessel, and responsible disposal of waste. For each vessel, the possibilities for responsible dismantling locally are assessed and weighed against the environmental and other costs of transporting it over a long distance, for example to a certified ship dismantling yard in Europe. Where relevant, agreements are made with local yards in close consultation with the NGO Shipbreaking Platform to adapt business processes in such a way that they meet Boskalis’ stringent requirements.
IMPLEMENTATION SCAN 2012-2020
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RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT IMPACT ON BOSKALIS’ BUSINESS OPERATIONS OR SUSTAINABILITY REPUTATION RISK WITH REGARD TO SOCIALLY
2012 - 2019
Dialog necessary (1 and 2): constant coordination and continuous dialog with the supplier with regard to sustainability Persuasive communication (3): focused on convincing the supplier to take measures in the area of sustainability Informative communication (4): explaining the reasons behind the Boskalis sustainability policy to enable an organization to adopt this internally Standard communication (5): general discussions on sustainability; keeping up to date on each other’s developments
SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2020 – BOSKALIS
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