Strategy and ambition SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2019 – BOSKALIS Through our strategy and responsible business practices, we contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which form the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all (see page 20-21). We are a project based organization. On this page we have set out the key elements that are relevant for each project, and how we create value along the way. THE WAY WE REPORT This report marks our 11th year of reporting on our sustainability performance. The report is based on the guidance of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and focuses on communicating the key sustainability challenges and opportunities Boskalis faces and the many ways we are responding to them. Together with our Annual Report 2019 we aim to fulfill our responsibilities with respect to the requirement to publish non-financial indicators (Besluit bekendmaking niet-financiële informatie). You can read more about our reporting scope and disclosures on pages 68 to 71. The Boskalis Annual Report 2019, which is published together with this report, covers our economic and operational performance. From our headquarters in Papendrecht, we operate around the world as a leading player in dredging, offshore energy and marine services. At Boskalis we formulate our corporate business plan with a clear eye on the megatrends that relate to our business, such as growing world trade, energy consumption, population growth, energy transition and climate change. We play a pivotal role in keeping the world moving both on land and at sea. The areas where we can make the biggest contribution, both to the world economy and sustainable development, are tied to our business, our people and our activities. For a full description of our activities please see of our Annual Report 2019.
With over 100 years experience and a presence in over 90 countries, we offer a broad range of specialist maritime services to our clients. Our clients include government organizations, energy companies, developers, ports and terminals. We provide a wide variety of solutions to our clients, including sea defense, channel deepening, land reclamation, engineering, energy infrastructure, towage and salvage. For more information on our services, we refer to our Annual Report or www.boskalis.com.
As our industry requires highly qualified workers and experienced professionals, our 5,812 employees are our most important asset. Our efforts are focused on attracting the right talent and creating an inclusive workplace, that supports and stimulates employees to develop and grow. Read more on page 44. Our activities have a relatively high safety risk profile and the safety of our employees and those of our subcontractors is a top priority. Our safety program and performance are described further on page 46.