CARE FOR OUR PEOPLE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2019 – BOSKALIS CONTRACT TYPE AND STAFF TURNOVER The majority of our employees (2019: 85%) are on a permanent appointment, and of this core staff many have a long tenure with the company. Staff turnover for employees with a permanent contract decreased in 2019 to 13.0% and 10.4% in the Dutch organizations, compared with 15.3% and 10.9% respectively in 2018. This year we welcomed 1,940 new colleagues, whereas 2,040 employees left Boskalis. Of these, 594 employees left due to (voluntary) termination or to retirement. The other 1,446 jobs were discontinued due to projects or contracts coming to an end. For projects, we supplement our workforce with staff drawn from a flexible shell. Depending on the project requirements, these employees are hired locally where possible or appointed on a temporary contract. In most cases, such contracts are discontinued on project completion. Of our 5,812 employees, 32% are covered by a Collective Labor Agreement. These cover most of our crews and project staff. Corporate and operational staff are covered by separate agreements, reached in consultation with the employee representation bodies. We have a Boskalis pension plan, managed by PGB pension fund. More information can be found in our 2019 Annual Report: ‘Defined benefit pension plans’. We respect our employees’ right to freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. We collaborate with the Dutch Works Council and the trade unions and endorse the guidelines of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies. Through our Supplier Code of Conduct, our strategic suppliers are required to observe fair labor practices. RESPONSIBLE LABOR PRACTICES OUR APPROACH All over the world our employees devote a considerable amount of their time, knowledge and expertise to Boskalis. It is therefore our responsibility to comply with applicable national and international employment laws and standards, including respecting the conventions of the International Labour Organization.