Sustainability, digitalisation & operational excellence

Sustainability, digitalisation & operational excellence

In order to ensure global prosperity for next generations and keep the earth habitable with an ever-increasing world population, it is essential that we use the water and the seabed as optimally, but also as responsibly, as possible, with good stewardship for earth, nature and the environment. 

For this reason we want to become the most sustainable shipbuilder in the world.  To achieve this, we need to harness and develop connected solutions as tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our products and services.

We see our way forward in making sustainability, digitalisation and operational excellence central to everything we do – in our products and in our production.


At Damen, sustainability is about creating added value for economical, societal and environmental purposes. We believe firmly that by embracing sustainability we ensure our continued growth and relevance for the future.

Our sustainability strategy is built on three pillars.

  • Sustainability embedded in our organisation

In our bid to become the world’s most sustainable shipbuilder, we have expanded on sustainability, taking it from inhabiting solely the compliance domain. We have made it a key driver of performance and innovation and embedded it deeply in the core of our organisation, through commitment, open communication and reliable reporting.

  • Sustainable operations

By aligning the way of working at all of our yards, we aim to generate growth via ecological efficiency and good working conditions and to stimulate engagement with the communities in which we operate.

  • Design for sustainability

We believe sustainable solutions will determine the future of the maritime world. Our innovations, via standardisation, technology collaboration and strategic sourcing, will support our clients’ goals. We aim to define the sustainable ship of the future, working towards zero emissions and lifecycle support.


Digitalisation will enable us to support our clients throughout the lifetime of their vessels with services and performance upgrades to maximise effectivity, efficiency and profitability.

As a digital solution provider, Damen will expand its rule in the aftersales market, translating our data and knowledge into advisory and supporting services.

Information will be used to create a digital twin, connected to the actual vessel, turning it into a smart ship able to perform optimally.