This sustainability report was drawn up under the responsibility of the Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications who also reports directly to the Board of Management. The report is reviewed by the Board of Management of Boskalis and is discussed in its entirety with the Supervisory Board. In 2019 the Supervisory Board held five regular meetings with the Board of Management and Group Management of the company. Within these specific attention was paid to the company’s policy on safety, health and the environment and the societal aspects of doing business. The Supervisory Board complimented the Board of Management on the steady downward trend in lost time injuries. In light of the safety of personnel, the Supervisory Board paid serious attention to the hijacking of the heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin off the coast of West Africa and the measures taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the crew. The Supervisory Board received presentations by senior managers within the company to inform themselves on the developments regarding the HR department and its policies to enhance the
attractiveness of the company as employer, the activities of the Subsea business unit as well as the outcomes of a company-wide employee survey held during the financial year. Attention was also paid to sustainability, with a comprehensive discussion by the Supervisory Board of the Boskalis sustainability report. The Supervisory Board paid among others attention to the initiative of Boskalis to reduce CO 2 emissions of its fleet by using sustainable biofuel where feasible. In 2019 the Whistleblower Policy with the introduction of the possibility to consult a female counsellor was discussed. The Supervisory Board also addressed the policy and relevant developments in relation to anti-corruption and integrity. For the reports of the Supervisory Board, the Board of Management, our corporate governance policy, terms of office and our organization – including the composition of the Supervisory Board and the Board of Management – please refer to our Annual Report 2019, the Remuneration Report and our corporate website.