How We Work
Sustainable maritime solutionsDamen’s work on the electrification of the maritime industry falls under the so-called E3 umbrella. That is, environmentally friendly, efficient in operation and economically viable. The shipyards group is currently working on a number of projects for electric vessels.

Sustainable operations

Sustainable operations

Operating with sustainability in mind

Our strategy focuses on taking responsibility for our employees, the environment, and the community. We operate sustainably by prioritising safety, fostering a diverse team, and respecting human rights. We're committed to managing waste and water usage and eliminating pollution.

Key ambitions

Building a diverse and inclusive team that respects human rights.
Optimising our production processes to minimise waste and pollution.
Giving back to society through strong partnerships that enable us to make a positive impact.

Operating with sustainability in mind

  • Employee health, safety and well-being, diversity, and human rights

    At Damen, we prioritise the health and safety of our people and communities, while also fostering a diverse and inclusive team that values and respects human rights.

  • Environmental Footprint

    We're dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint by significantly lowering CO2 emissions, minimising water and waste, and eliminating pollution.

  • Local Communities

    We have a long-standing tradition of investing in the local communities, creating opportunities for learning and growth while respecting local culture.

Implementing well-being across all yards

Health, safety & well-being

Damen recognises the importance of consistent standards in safety and well-being. We have introduced the GRIP (Governance of Risks and Incidents Prevention) programme, which sets the bar for excellence and equips us with the necessary tools for progress.

Responsible stewardship

Environmental Footprint

Damen recognises the impact our operations can have. We have established targets, with a view to reducing our CO2 emissions 55% by 2030 and halving our water consumption and waste production. We are committed to leaving a legacy of responsible stewardship for generations to come.

Cultivating meaningful partnerships

Sustainable communities

Damen is commitment to the communities around us, investing in opportunities for development and maintaining respect for local culture. Through our emphasis on technical cooperation and industrial participation, we strive to foster local economic growth and spur development.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)



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