Our core business, including coastal defense and riverbank protection activities, enables us to provide innovative solutions to help the world adapt to climate change.

Since its inception in 1910, Boskalis’ core purpose has been to provide creative and innovative solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world. Looking to the future, our purpose to create and protect land seems more relevant than ever. We use the insight we gain from this understanding, and our experience of working around the globe, to offer more comprehensive solutions to clients. This includes mitigating against the impacts of more extreme weather, rising water levels, flooding and erosion.  

Strengthening our contribution  

Our work in this area contributes towards the delivery of the Sustainable  Development Goals, in particular Goal 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and Goal 13 (climate action). Through our business activities we aim to create shared value by safeguarding people and nature from the impacts of climate change and at the same time, grow our business in a sustainable way. To increase our ability to contribute, we will work to more widely share our adaptation knowledge and experience . We will explore new types of climate change adaptation project financing and aim to  expand our capabilities and service offering to deliver profitable climate change adaptation projects. 

In addition, we will work to support our clients in the sector to deliver sustainable projects. We will do this through our own  efforts and by incorporating sustainable solutions into our commercial offerings for climate adaptation projects. 

Our framework

To support delivery of our sustainability strategy, we have identified high level ambitions, defined the scope of our activity and established targets to measure our progress. These are presented in a framework and are comprised of both quantitative and qualitative metrics. Find out more in our Sustainability Report.

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