World Cleanup Day in Brussels

Our colleagues collected 2010 kg of litter

Saturday 16 September was World Cleanup Day 2023, a global civic action that aims to raise awareness about litter problems by organising cleanup actions. Like last year, we too participated in the action. On Friday 15 September, many Jan De Nul colleagues rolled up their sleeves together to make the area around their offices or project sites a little cleaner.

We proved again this month that we care about our environment. No fewer than 203 colleagues rolled up their sleeves to clean up litter. They did so not only around our head office in Aalst, but also on projects elsewhere in Belgium and abroad. In total, we were active in 20 different locations, including Antwerp and Brussels. But even on the other side of the world, in Montevideo, Uruguay, we took action.

Our colleagues in Payra Port, Bangladesh, also participated. They took it a step further this year, involving local communities in their action. The team went to a secondary school where they informed 200 students about the importance of sorting and recycling. They then put theory into practice and set to work together to clear litter on the playground and in the area around the school.

Thanks to the efforts of our colleagues, we can speak of another success story this year. In total, we collected 2010 kg of litter. This clean-up campaign fits in with our ambitious sustainability goals to keep the impact on our environment as low as possible. Like last year, we could once again count on Mooimakers and Ilva, who supported us with materials and tips.

Our clean-up campaign in figures

different locations
kg of litter cleared in Belgium