For Vopak, a sustainable business is a profitable business where accidents do not occur and where the burden on the environment is minimized. Our customers prefer suppliers that can provide an excellent service, a high level of quality and a high degree of process safety thereby paying close attention to sustainability. Vopak focuses on indicators of its energy consumption (by primary energy source), water withdrawals and greenhouse gas emissions, and also reports on injury rates, occupational diseases, lost time incidents and sickness, and the number of work-related fatalities by region.
Our long-term ambition is to extend our initial focus to include the next level of performance. We firmly believe that applying the principles of sustainable business practices leads to high-quality services and lower costs.
Vopak operates in more than 31 countries, each of which has its own laws, cultures and customs. People are key to the success of Vopak’s growth strategy. Vopak’s rapid growth calls for close attention to be paid to communicating the company’s core values: the Vopak Values. These values together with our Code of Conduct, our transparency and our governance structure and systems, provide a basis for all decision making and ensure consistent quality in our services.
In fulfilling our objective to do business in a sustainable manner, we apply the 3P model of people (social), planet (environmental) and profit (economic), looking to strike the perfect balance between the 3 Ps.