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Sustainability framework

In 2017, we further embedded our nine material topics into a sustainability framework, which fully supports Fugro’s business objectives and purpose of contributing to a safe and liveable world by being the world’s leading, independent provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions.

The topics are embedded in Fugro’s values and strategy development and are integrated into its decision making and reporting.

Sustainability framework

Operating safely and compliant

Safety is key to all Fugro’s operations, and therefore an essential element of its sustainability approach. Fugro is committed to providing a safe work place for all its employees, subcontractors and clients. Fugro firmly believes that incidents can be prevented by identifying and managing health and safety risks arising from its activities. Management is accountable for training of its employees and takes a proactive approach to embed appropriate safety standards and practices in operations and workforce behaviours.

Fugro’s global presence exposes the company to regional and local laws, regulations, customs and practices in at times challenging political and economic environments. Fugro is committed to adhere to applicable laws and regulations and expectations of society at large, and to conduct business in an ethical and responsible manner. To ensure this, Fugro has appropriate procedures and training in place. Moreover, management stimulates a culture that drives this commitment and adherence to Fugro’s Code of Conduct throughout the organisation.

Valuing people

People are Fugro’s strength and future and therefore recruiting, developing, retaining and engaging a diverse pool of talent is key. The company works continually at developing its employees by supporting the further development of their skills and talents and enhancing their knowledge.

Fugro is an equal opportunity employer that values and promotes diversity and treats everyone with integrity and respect, irrespective of gender, age, race, religion or background. The company promotes a strong local presence and benefits from diversity through a better understanding of challenges and complexities from a local point of view.

Partnering for a sustainable world

The increasing global drive to reduce carbon emission caused by fossil fuel consumption is leading to growing investments in renewable energy. Fugro offers site characterisation and asset integrity services and continuously develops new and innovative solutions in support of renewable energy projects, like for example offshore wind farms. In addition, Fugro offers environmental assessments services, and other solutions that assist its clients and other partners in limiting the environmental impact of their operations and to mitigate the consequences of sea-level rising and severe weather events caused by global warming.

Reducing the environmental impact of its own activities also is an essential part of Fugro’s sustainability approach, and is focused on limiting carbon dioxide emissions, mostly of its vessel fleet. Fugro is actively involved in the communities in which its works. Fugro’s people actively engages and consults with a variety of stakeholders.

United Nations sustainable development goals

The United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Of the seventeen interconnected SDGs, Fugro’s activities mainly contribute to seven, which are clearly linked to Fugro’s purpose, strategy, sustainability framework, practices and culture.

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