The Dutch seaports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Terneuzen/Vlissingen, Moerdijk, and Groningen have jointly won the ‘World Ports Sustainability Award’. The ports have worked together with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. The award has received for a joint project aimed at the application of OECD guidelines for seaports
OECD speaks on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) in international business which considers important in the Netherland.
The Seaports Trade Organisation (Brancheorganisatie Zeehavens, BOZ) examine how seaports can influence the sustainability of supply chains. They focus on the risk involved in cargo flow, possible environmental damages, which consider as CSR in international trade according to the OECD guidelines to award the sustainability award
Koen Overtoom, CEO of Port of Amsterdam, responded with great pleasure on their achievement: “The Sustainability Award represents an important recognition of the efforts of the Dutch seaports by the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH). This award, therefore, constitutes a significant honour for us. The project has strengthened the cooperation between the seaports in the area of sustainability. This cooperation will strengthen us permanently in our shared ambitions to achieve progress in making a number of international supply chains more sustainable. We will also continue talks with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Social and Economic Council on the topic of International CSR and the further elaboration of this theme.”