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 globalization of business, the need has arisen to look beyond cost-saving measurements. Over 80% of CPO’s recognize sustainable procurement as a trend. The Key is to generate sustained profitability, economically, socially, and environmentally. Boskalis, Heerema Marine Contractors, Royal IHC, Peterson, 8020 Procurement, and Theunissen Technical Trading collaborated to get to grips with this trend by creating a tool for sustainable procurement, the BlueScan.