CSR Report 2018
CARE FOR OUR PEOPLE CSR 2018 – BOSKALIS 44 DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace supports us in meeting the needs and expectations of our international client base. Our work requires flexible and innovative approaches and we recognize the value that different perspectives can bring. We also see that enabling a more diverse workforce gives us access to a larger talent pool. This is why in 2018 we introduced recruitment approaches to seek an increasing number of international applicants for particular roles. We do not accept discrimination in the workplace and apply an equal opportunities approach for all employees, the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board: regardless of race, nationality, ethnic background, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability - the principle of equal opportunities is leading. In our workforce we have representation from over 68 different nationalities and we have a balanced age profile. Almost 74% of our employees are under 50, with over half (60%) being in the 30-50 age category. This age distribution provides a good level of staffing for positions at junior, medior and senior levels, as well as resulting in a manageable outflow of staff due to retirement.
We employ a large number of men. The ratio of men to women in 2018 was 88:12 compared to 90:10 in 2017. The participation rate for women is higher for activities that are fixed, office-based and of a structural nature. This year the ratio of men to head office, almost the same as in 2017. As a large proportion of our employees are on vessels or involved in our projects around the world, the percentage of part-time staff is limited. To a large extent we are a project organization that sends out trained technical, financial and maritime staff the world over for longer periods of time, often in remote locations. The ratio of operational staff (fleet, yards and projects) to management and office support staff is 66:34. This ratio is consistent with the profile of the company and the nature of the activities and the equipment deployed. Proportionately, the most managers and support staff work at the head office in the Netherlands.
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