The vision, mission and values of Jan De Nul Group come to life in the way we work: innovative, pioneering and socially relevant. Our corporate strategy supports our vision and mission and sets out how we will steer our course. We realise that our activities have a major impact on the world around us, so sustainability is an integrated part of our corporate strategy.

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Our CSR
strategy

“Jan De Nul Group offers worldwide unique and innovative solutions to increase people’s quality of life, connect communities and improve infrastructure."

With an ambitious, well thought-out CSR strategy, Jan De Nul Group wants to make a positive contribution to society. In line with our corporate philosophy – One team, one plan – we are convinced that engagement and commitment are essential to successfully anchoring our CSR strategy in our DNA. Therefore, we define the main lines of our strategy in close cooperation with our team.

We explicitly choose to focus our sustainability efforts on the topics that are most urgent and relevant for our sector, our company and our stakeholders. In order to identify and prioritise these topics, we conducted a materiality analysis in 2019.

By involving employees in defining our 'material topics', we gain an excellent insight into what is going on in our company. This approach also helps us to create internal support for our CSR strategy.

The materiality analysis that we conducted in 2019 resulted in 10 concrete focus areas, divided over our three CSR pillars of people, planet and profit:

Materiality analysis as
OUR guideline.

Ambition:

We strive for a sustainable and inclusive work environment  

Ambition:

We are constantly reducing our ecological footprint 

Ambition:

We stand for sustainable business operations 

Focus areas:

  • Energy, emissions and climate

  • Circularity and waste management

  • Natural resources and ecosystems

Focus areas:

  • Business ethics
  • Working together with stakeholders
  • Working together with local communities
  • New market exploration
  • Operational excellence

Focus areas:

  • Health and safety
  • Value chain
  • Training, development and education
  • Diversity and respect

SDG Pioneer: Jan De Nul sets the perfect example

On 27 October 2020, Voka awarded the UNITAR 'SDG Pioneer' certificate to Jan De Nul NV. With this certificate, the employers' organisation officially recognises us as a figurehead of the UN SDGs.

The presentation took place during Voka's third Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day and honoured the 88 Flemish companies that received the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship during the past three years.

1

Step

Based on research, management compiles a longlist of material topics for the 3 pillars.

2

Step

A representative group of employees evaluates the topics based on their role and experiences.

3

Step

The longlist is compared with information from other sources, mapped into a matrix and reduced to a shortlist of 10 focus areas.

CSR

Strategy.
3 pillars, 3 ambitions, 10 focus areas

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are our compass: they give direction to the sustainability ambitions that we pursue.

Our CSR strategy is based on three pillars: people, planet and profit. For each pillar, we’ve defined an ambition and established 10 focus areas that will be prioritised in our sustainability efforts in the coming years. For each focus area, we set up concrete actions and define clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure our progress.

The vision, mission and values of Jan De Nul Group come to life in the way we work: innovative, pioneering and socially relevant. Our corporate strategy supports our vision and mission and sets out how we will steer our course. We realise that our activities have a major impact on the world around us, so sustainability is an integrated part of our corporate strategy.

CLOSE-UP

Our CSR
strategy

3

Step

The longlist is compared with information from other sources, mapped into a matrix and reduced to a shortlist of 10 focus areas.

2

Step

A representative group of employees evaluates the topics based on their role and experiences.

1

Step

Based on research, management compiles a longlist of material topics for the 3 pillars.

We explicitly choose to focus our sustainability efforts on the topics that are most urgent and relevant for our sector, our company and our stakeholders. In order to identify and prioritise these topics, we conducted a materiality analysis in 2019.

By involving employees in defining our 'material topics', we gain an excellent insight into what is going on in our company. This approach also helps us to create internal support for our CSR strategy.

The materiality analysis that we conducted in 2019 resulted in 10 concrete focus areas, divided over our three CSR pillars of people, planet and profit:

Materiality analysis as
OUR guideline.

SDG Pioneer: Jan De Nul sets the perfect example

On 27 October 2020, Voka awarded the UNITAR 'SDG Pioneer' certificate to Jan De Nul NV. With this certificate, the employers' organisation officially recognises us as a figurehead of the UN SDGs.

The presentation took place during Voka's third Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day and honoured the 88 Flemish companies that received the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship during the past three years.

Ambition:

We strive for a sustainable and inclusive work environment  

Ambition:

We are constantly reducing our ecological footprint 

Ambition:

We stand for sustainable business operations 

Focus areas:

  • Energy, emissions and climate

  • Circularity and waste management

  • Natural resources and ecosystems

Focus areas:

  • Business ethics
  • Working together with stakeholders
  • Working together with local communities
  • New market exploration
  • Operational excellence

Focus areas:

  • Health and safety
  • Value chain
  • Training, development and education
  • Diversity and respect

CSR

Strategy.
3 pillars, 3 ambitions, 10 focus areas

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are our compass: they give direction to the sustainability ambitions that we pursue.

Our CSR strategy is based on three pillars: people, planet and profit. For each pillar, we’ve defined an ambition and established 10 focus areas that will be prioritised in our sustainability efforts in the coming years. For each focus area, we set up concrete actions and define clear key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure our progress.

“Jan De Nul Group offers worldwide unique and innovative solutions to increase people’s quality of life, connect communities and improve infrastructure."

With an ambitious, well thought-out CSR strategy, Jan De Nul Group wants to make a positive contribution to society. In line with our corporate philosophy – One team, one plan – we are convinced that engagement and commitment are essential to successfully anchoring our CSR strategy in our DNA. Therefore, we define the main lines of our strategy in close cooperation with our team.