Compliance with legislation and regulations
As an international dredging and marine contracting and services expert, Boskalis is active in numerous countries, and therefore must deal with a wide range of diverse legislation and regulations. Some of the activities are managed by Boskalis local management, but in many countries intermediaries and/or local representatives are used in securing and executing projects. This combination of factors results in a heightened risk that relevant (local) legislation and regulations may not be fully complied with. Events of non-compliance can result in regulatory investigations, litigations and/or sanctions. These risks are as much as possible mitigated by the company’s internal risk management and control systems that include a General Code of Business Conduct as well as a Supplier Code of Conduct, which are reviewed and evaluated regularly. Intermediaries and/or local representatives are also contractually bound to comply with our codes of conduct. Entering into contracts with local intermediaries and/or representatives is subject to clearly defined procedures, including background checks. Furthermore, Boskalis has a Whistleblower Policy in place and a confidential independent counselor to whom employees can report any suspected misconduct.