Managing Director Pieter van Oord has taken receipt of the ISO 14001 environmental certificate, which was presented to him by a representative of Lloyd’s Register EMEA. The ISO 14001 environmental certificate is confirmation of Van Oord’s sustainable and environmentally responsible approach to its projects, offices and vessels worldwide. ‘We are proud that our continuous quality improvement efforts have been recognised,’ commented Pieter van Oord.
The award of this certificate sends a clear signal to the public that sustainable development is a major motivation in the Van Oord’s dredging and infrastructure projects worldwide. ‘There’s a good reason why Van Oord is a member of the consortium working on the Port of Rotterdam expansion project, Maasvlakte 2,’ says Pieter van Oord. ‘It's a project in which various environmental factors play an important role. Van Oord is also one of the initiators of Building with Nature, an innovative research programme aimed at exploring the ecological impact of marine construction projects.’
By awarding Van Oord its quality label, Lloyd's has confirmed the company’s ongoing efforts to improve its operational processes by applying standardised procedures, training its employees, and mobilising resources to manage environmental aspects. Van Oord will monitor compliance with the ISO 14001 environmental certificate by performing internal and external audits.
Van Oord is building tomorrow’s infrastructure around the world. Its core activities are dredging, offshore services, coastal construction, and infrastructure (marine and land-based). The company has offices in 26 countries and employs 4,500 people worldwide. Van Oord has a large, state-of-the-art fleet that is currently being expanded on a massive scale. The challenges associated with climate change, the global increase in goods transport, and the growing demand for oil and gas are giving Van Oord the opportunity to boost its leading position in marine construction
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