IMPACT ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2019 – BOSKALIS
Engaging with and managing our impact on local communities is an increasingly important part of our work. In many cases our presence in a location creates a positive socio-economic impact through local job creation, procurement or community investment. Where we can, we seek to enhance these positive impacts through our community investments or our project management approach. At the same time, we pay close attention to potential adverse impacts on communities from our activities.
RISKS & DILEMMAS Given the temporary nature of our involvement in a local community, it can be hard to create and measure long term impact As we are usually contracted to provide services for our client in a specific location, we can be limited in the scope we have to meaningfully engage with the local community Balancing local needs and requirements of our clients with international expectations Availability of qualified local employees and suppliers OPPORTUNITIES & GOALS The potential for infrastructure to contribute to socio-economic development To use our presence in communities to increase local knowledge, skills and capacity Provide employment to local employees with fair wages, good labor practices and respect for human rights Work with our local subcontractors or suppliers on health and safety
KPIs Support community development and investment programs Support education and research Provide safety training for local hires and subcontractors