Code Zero Commitment
We all cherish sustainable ambitions.
But how can we put them into practise? Our awareness programme Code Zero unites all sustainable initiatives into four pillars: Zero Emissions, Zero Accidents, Zero Waste and Zero Breaches. A milestone, rather than a starting point. And only one piece of the puzzle. To make a real difference, we need everyone’s support, from our own employees and clients to suppliers, local communities and governments.
We go for zero!
By 2050, the world will look completely different. Curious how we deal with the greatest challenges? Discover how we go for zero!
Global climate change is threatening our way of life. By reducing our ecological footprint to an absolute minimum, we want to contribute to a more sustainable world. At Jan De Nul, that is not a distant goal: we explore the possibilities of biofuels and our Ultra-Low Emission vessels are a standard in our sector. Let’s go for zero!
CO2 Performance Ladder
We started in 2013 with the implementation of the CO₂ performance ladder management system. Jan De Nul has level 5, the highest level possible.
We optimize processes to increase energy efficiency.
We are committed to reducing our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and to improving air quality.
Alternative shipping fuels
We consider all alternative fuels and their evolution. The most promising avenue is a combination of fuels such as biofuels and green methanol with post-treatment by our ULEv filter system.
Ultra Low Emission vessels
New vessels are fitted with a revolutionary filter system that processes exhaust gases and prevents nanoparticle emissions. This complies with the stricter European EURO STAGE V directives regarding emissions on land and waterways.
Science Based Targets
Keeping global warming under 2°C by committing to Science Based Targets.
We keep increasing the safety in the workplace.
We focus on seven critical risks to create a safe workplace.
Deal with risks
We proactively deal with risks and keep control, both on the project and the personal level.
We share our knowledge and learn from each other, continuously improving ourselves.
Stop & Reth!nk
Sometimes, we need to Stop and Reth!nk in order to make the right decision.
We work safely by taking ownership and being an example for our team.
We motivate, we train and we coach more than 6,000 colleagues to focus on a safe environment.
We do not tolerate ethical, social or ecological breaches.
Code of conduct
We want to do business, ethically and respectfully, together with all our employees and partners.
Colleagues bring the world to their workplace: our teams are often a unique melting pot of nationalities and talents.
We strongly believe in the principles of equal opportunities, and promote diversity in all areas.
We apply a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all our operations and supply chain.
We always manage the environmental aspects of our projects and look for innovative solutions to preserve and improve nature.
Sustainable procurement policy
We work with social accountability and a supplier code of conduct.
We search for circular solutions and reduce our waste.
We are banning disposable cups and bottles in our offices and on board our vessels.
Award winning equipment design and construction to remove historical plastic contamination.
Green Deal Circular Building
We make circular design choices by considering the whole life cycle of a project.
We organise beach clean-ups on project locations whenever possible.
We constantly have ongoing innovation projects regarding circularity.
We process, clean and reintroduce contaminated soils and sediments into the market as secondary raw materials for new projects.
Our CSR Strategy
Our CSR strategy is based on three pillars: people, planet and profit. For each pillar, we’ve defined an ambition and established 10 focus areas that will be prioritised in our sustainability efforts in the coming years. For each focus area, we set up concrete actions and define clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure our progress. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are our compass: they give direction to the sustainability ambitions that we pursue.