SUSTAINABLE DISMANTLING Our vessels are dismantled by third parties. Our ship dismantling policy 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: additional stricter 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. During the ship dismantling process, knowledge is shared with the local yards. Vessels are dismantled at certified shipyards in
accordance with the Hong Kong Convention and Boskalis’ own stricter 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 in the sales contract for future dismantling, the new owner must do so in accordance with the Hong Kong Convention. On 1 January 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 Regulation on the Shipment of Waste, which applies to non-EU flagged ships which are situated within the EU. Boskalis follows these regulations. In 2019, 3 vessels were dismantled in accordance with the Hong Kong convention, EU Regulation on the Shipment of Waste and our internal standards.
RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT IMPACT ON BOSKALIS’ BUSINESS OPERATIONS OR SUSTAINABILITY REPUTATION RISK WITH REGARD TO SOCIALLY
2012 - 2018
Dialogue necessary (1 and 2): constant coordination and continuous dialogue 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