Co-creating sustainable procurement
From the MVO Nederland Maritime Network, several top Dutch maritime companies joined forces to make procurement more sustainable. The role of procurement in the maritime sector is ever-evolving. The expected lifetime of a product is becoming shorter, while supply chains are becoming less transparent. With the increasing globalisation of business the need has arisen to look beyond cost-saving measurements. Over 80% of CPO’s recognise sustainable procurement as a trend. Key is to generate sustained profitability, economically, socially and environmentally. Boskalis, Heerema Marine Contractors, Royal IHC and Theunissen Technical Trading now collaborate to get to grips with this trend by creating a tool for sustainable procurement.