Bollard Step

Jan De Nul's safe and sustainable business are recognised by Voka and IADC

The efforts of Jan De Nul Group to always work in a safe and sustainable way have been recognised. Last night, Voka East Flanders honoured Jan De Nul with the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Today, Jan De Nul has received the Safety Award 2021 from the sector federation IADC.

Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship 2021

With its Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship the entrepreneurs network Voka East Flanders supports provincial organisations in achieving their sustainability goals. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs) set the universal framework for this. For the fourth year in a row, Jan De Nul has received this recognition for its sustainability plan.

"Our participation in the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship encourages us to understand the SDGs and to apply them within our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. The charter helps us to make the SDGs tangible for our employees within our activities. During the past year, we have taken deliberate steps to address all facets of the SDGs in a well-founded manner, especially focussing on energy, emissions and climate."

Isabelle Herteleer, CSR Coordinator at Jan De Nul Group

IADC Safety Award 2021
Every year, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) honours one member company and one sector supplier with its IADC Safety Award, a recognition of special achievements in the field of safety. This way, IADC wants to encourage the industry to make the sector even safer by continuous operational improvements. Just like 3 editions ago, Jan De Nul won the award once again this year, with its entry of the bollard step. The winners were honoured during the digital General Meeting of IADC on 16 September.

The bollard step has been invented by the crew of the DN46 multicat to increase the safety during maritime transfers. The step uses existing mooring bollards to create a safe platform. This simple and smart solution is adaptable to different situations, easy to use and requires little maintenance.

"This bollard step is an ingenious, but also very simple design to introduce on board of every multicat. Thanks to the modular design, the step can be adapted to the type of bollard. The result is a stable and safe boarding platform with a handle for the crew. Within the next few months, we will further optimise the design so that we can implement it on our multicat fleet and possibly on other types of vessels. We are very pleased with this IADC recognition: the bollard step proves that Operational Control and the drive for improvement is embedded in our company at all levels."

Christophe Leroy, QHSSE Manager at Jan De Nul Group

Code Zero, for actions with the focus on safety, respect, energy, emissions and climate
Jan De Nul cherishes sustainable ambitions. With the Code Zero company programme, Jan De Nul resolutely follows the path of Corporate Social Responsibility. The ambitions are clear: Jan De Nul is actively reducing its ecological footprint (zero emissions), is constantly focusing on a safe working environment (zero accidents), does not tolerate ethical or social breaches (zero breaches) and is actively looking for circular solutions and less waste streams (zero waste).

"The major social challenges like climate change, labour and human rights and business ethics require collective actions. With Code Zero, we specify our ambitions. In this respect, a sustainable cooperation between our own departments but also with our business partners is of crucial importance."

Isabelle Herteleer, CSR Coordinator at Jan De Nul Group