CSR in the Dutch Maritime Sector

Perspectivity supported an new initiative in the maritime sector by MVO Nederland (CSR Netherlands).

It addresses the shipping industry, from design to demolition. A coalition of some 15 champions in the sector is formed. Perspectivity facilitated the development of a long-term vision, strategic directions and initiatives in the months of September through December 2014.

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is an integral vision on sustainable business, whereby decisions are characterized by considering the different social and economic effects and stakeholders interests are taken into account. The shipping sector represent a new initiative for MVO Nederland and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is subsidising the efforts to strengthen the sustainability of this sector.

As a seafaring nation, the Netherlands has a maritime industry with tremendous expertise and a rich heritage. CSR Netherlands has joined forces with 15 pioneering companies in a cooperative venture, seeking answers in new, smart solutions focused on corporate social responsibility, to the growing competition abroad, soaring fuel prices, shortage of qualified staff and stricter environmental laws and regulations. Projects are currently implemented, focused as The Ship: from Design to Demolition.

Before the summer of 2015, a new initiative was launched, this time for the Dutch Small and Medium Enterprises in the chemical industry sector. Perspectivity will play a similar role here. The zooming in on key themes for the sector, with involvement of chemical industries, (semi-) government agencies, branch organisations and NGOs is ongoing.

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