Boskalis aims to be a market leader in the provision of environmentally sustainable solutions for our markets, and where possible to prevent and mitigate (potentially) adverse environmental impacts. Boskalis is renowned for its environmental engineering expertise based on the Building with Nature philosophy. We offer sustainable designs and solutions for dredging work, offshore services and infrastructure works, particularly in remote and sensitive locations.
Biodiversity and ecosystems
In designing a project we take the dynamics of the natural environment as our starting point. We preserve or reinforce biodiversity and ecosystems, taking the interests of all stakeholders into account. Furthermore, we ensure that project execution fully complies with the requirements of local environmental regulations.
Activities related to climate change
Through our coastal defense and riverbank protection activities, we are able to help countries to adapt to the consequences of climate change. Find out how Boskalis is boosting Dutch flood defenses in our magazine (case study highlights below). We also transport, install and service offshore wind farms, contributing to increased availability of renewable energy.
Contributing to the circular economy
We aim to re-use our important natural resource sand as much as possible, offer sustainable extracting methods and limit the use through innovative applications of silt and mangroves. We recycle floating dredging pipelines, impellers, pumps and pickpoints and incinerator bottom ash.
Emissions and activities related to the fleet
Boskalis also contributes towards environmentally friendly solutions through innovations in equipment, working methods, energy saving and fuels. See the case study highlights below for more about our biofuel pilot program, recycling solutions, and sustainable ship dismantling.
More about our impact
Building with Nature
Boskalis proactively developed Building with Nature to gain insight into the impact of hydraulic engineering projects on ecosystems.
Impact on local communities
Boskalis promotes prosperity, invests in local communities and prevents and mitigates adverse impacts as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy.
CSR report 2016
Boskalis has been reporting on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, performance and results in a separate annual report since 2009.