Boskalis jaarverslagen 2011

Our suppliers and subcontractors

Our main suppliers are in the procurement domain, including general procurement, machinery and hydraulics, electrical and survey, spare parts and construction parts, and facilities. Our suppliers also include shipyards and global agencies that handle the hiring of temporary crew members for our ships.

Our responsibility

We aim for long-term, stable relationships with our suppliers and subcontractors. We make reasonable demands, are open and reliable and see to it that payments are made on time and in line with the market.

Dialog and cooperation

We exchange ideas at corporate level and pool innovations with a number of suppliers with the aim of jointly creating and further expanding a sustainable value chain.

As part of our chain responsibility in 2011 we invited a selection of our most important corporate suppliers to three sessions aimed at structurally expanding the dialog on sustainability. You can read more about this in the article ‘Meet the buyer’ sessions: dialog­ and cooperation in the chain.
One of the results of this dialog was a Suppliers Code of Conduct for our suppliers. In it we emphasize that we want to do business with parties that can offer us high-quality, sustainable products and services and can advise us on these. Periodic audits of selected suppliers to verify compliance is also covered in the Suppliers Code of Conduct.

Support services

For information about our support services please refer to the page numbers given in the infographic on the next page.

Added to My report add to My report Source: CSR Report 2011, Who we are, page 17