Boskalis’ most important strategic objective is the creation of long-term sustainable profitability. Our corporate social responsibility policy seeks to achieve a healthy balance between economic value creation on the one hand, with caring for the environment and social responsibility on the other.

CSR policy

As we are increasingly asked to ‘push back boundaries,’ also in remote and vulnerable locations, our stakeholders have a growing interest in our corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy. To set priorities, we conducted a first materiality analysis in 2015, incorporating input from 70 important stakeholders. The results form the backbone of our CSR policy and have been incorporated in our strategy and reporting structure.

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Impact on local communities

Boskalis creates shared value and prevents, mitigates or remedies (potential) adverse impacts on local communities.

Environmental impact

Boskalis aims to be a market leader in the provision of environmentally sustainable solutions for the ports, offshore energy and infrastructure markets, and to prevent and mitigate (potential) adverse environmental impacts.

Care for human capital

In our knowledge intensive industry, talented employees are crucial. We provide safe working conditions and good development opportunities.

Responsible business conduct

As a partner we act with integrity, reliability and responsibility towards our stakeholders.

Our CSR strategy

The materiality analysis identified four key CSR topics, which are of material importance to ourselves and our stakeholders. These are areas where we have a significant impact, and which we are able to influence.

CSR reporting

Since 2009, Boskalis has published an annual CSR report, providing stakeholders with an overview of our CSR policy and performance. We report in accordance with the international guidelines set out in the Global Reporting Initiative, version G4. All Key Performance Indicators in the CSR 2016 report have been verified with limited assurance by an independent party in accordance with the ISAE3000 guidelines.

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Selected CSR publications

CSR report 2016 interactive PDF

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