Why we do what we do

For Heerema, being sustainable means a careful balance between People, Planet, and Profit. It is an integral part of Heerema’s identity that we are embedding into our daily work practices. We act sustainably because we want to, not because we have to.

Taking the lead towards a more sustainable offshore industry is a natural instinct embedded in the new mission of Heerema: ‘To be the leading marine contractor in creating sustainable value(s) for our clients and stakeholders.’ Being a contractor in the oil, gas, and renewables industry we aim to combine sustainable practices with maintaining a financially healthy company that consistently meets and exceeds our stakeholder’s expectations.

For many years now, Heerema has believed that a responsible company has an obligation to act in a sustainable manner. Our sustainability journey started in 2011, when the first sustainability report was written. Naturally, much has happened since then. In 2013, the decision was made to outfit the Sleipnir with dual-fuel engines running on LNG (one of the first in the world of its size) and in 2015 Heerema moved to a new office that was heralded as one of the most sustainable offices in the world according to the World Green Building Council. In 2017, with combined efforts from Heerema employees including upper management, a “Sustainability Roadmap” has been created. In 2019, a contract was signed with Eneco and the Port of Rotterdam to fully electrify our vessels, virtually eliminating all emissions. 

In order to move from values into action, Heerema uses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guideline. The SDGs are the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace, and justice. Together with the International Maritime Organization, the SDGs provide a framework for long-term policy planning and sustainable development for Heerema.

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"The blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all"