BOSKALIS BEACH CLEANUP TOUR For the sixth year running, we are the main sponsor of the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour organized by the North Sea Foundation. In a period of two weeks, a record number of 2,764 volunteers collected around 11 tons of waste (including nearly 15 thousand cigarette butts!) along the full length of the Dutch North Sea coast. That is equivalent to the weight of around 8 mid-size cars!
REBUILDING MANGROVES TO PROTECT LOCAL COMMUNITIES As part of a mangrove restoration project, we provided 60 hours of training and financial support for safety awareness training to local communities. These communities are rebuilding their land by replanting mangroves. Habitants of Lae Lae Island were provided with 250 tons of rock material to strengthen and repair their shore protection structure. This was necessary to secure the livelihoods of the island community: by preventing any further erosion by the sea.
HELPING EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS, LOMBOK AND PALU We donated EUR 20,000 to relief funds in Lombok and Palu. Funds were used to help local communities impacted by the devastating natural disasters. For instance, to help fishermen buy new nets and repair boats so that they can restore their livelihoods.
BOOSTING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
Three Beach Cleanups were organized under our auspices in Duqm in Oman. A total of 680 hours was donated in kind by our employees to help clean the beaches and boost local environmental awareness.
SAFETY FIRST FOR COMMUNITY FIRE SERVICE Automatic Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) were donated to the Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade by Boskalis. The brand-new PFDs will boost their marine response capability.