Vopak has a long tradition of sustainable entrepreneurship. For four centuries, Vopak has been an integral part of the societies in which it operates. During that long history, we have consistently developed ourselves into a globally operating corporation. And wherever we go, we seek to forge long-term relationships with our people and business partners. Every time we take the initiative to set up new business operations somewhere in the world, we enter into commitments for many decades to come. And we do so for a reason. We assume responsibility towards our people and our other stakeholders and in doing so secure the continuity of our business. But this responsibility extends towards our surroundings and the environment, ensuring that everyone benefits.
In fulfilling our objective to do business in a sustainable manner, we apply the Triple P model of people, planet and profit, aiming to strike the perfect balance between them. As we store and transship more than 100 million metric tons of oil and chemical products annually, we have no choice but to focus specifically on safety. In doing so, we distinguish personal safety from process safety. For many years, we have pursued a proactive Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) policy, supported by such initiatives as the annual global Vopak SHE Day. Our SHE policies are now part of our overarching Vopak Sustainability Policy.