Societal sponsorship and donations
Societal sponsorship and donations form an inextricable component of our CSR policy. We try to find causes that have a clear association with our core activities, central themes being water and the coast.
Plastic in the ocean
In 2013 Boskalis became the lead sponsor of the MyBeach Clean-up Challenge, an initiative aimed at getting Dutch people more involved and at raising their awareness of plastic in the ocean. You can read more about this in the case study 'Boskalis beach clean-up tour to combat plastic in the ocean'.
Exhibition of King William II’s art collection
Boskalis is the lead sponsor of the exhibition at the Dordrechts Museum devoted to the art collection of the Dutch King William II. Famous in its day, the collection was broken up after the king’s death. Now the collection, which includes paintings by artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Da Vinci, Rafael and Van Eyck, has been reassembled to mark the bicentenary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with works on loan from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, among others. Boskalis was keen to support the exhibition because, in addition to being a company that has been granted the designation ‘Royal’, we are a major employer in the Drecht Towns region. We have been based in this region for over 100 years and wish to use our sponsorship to express our involvement with the community. The exhibition in Dordrecht was opened by King Willem-Alexander on 4 March. There will be special programs for our employees, including family days with a special focus on education.
Other sponsor projects
Tour for Life
See the theme text on pages 58-59 of this report.
We have been associated with the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM - www.knrm.nl) for many years now. We support the organization ﬁnancially.
Team Boskalis achieved third place in the 2013 Sailing World Championships. A great ﬁnal result for this project: over the years we have given young competitive yachtsmen the opportunity to join the best in the world by providing them with ﬁnancial support and coaching from experienced colleagues.
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