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Our sustainability behavior
At Vopak, we have a responsibility towards all our stakeholders to operate ethically and with integrity in all areas of our activities. Integrity has been and will continue to be key in establishing and maintaining our reputation, a critical intangible asset. Vopak’s business behavior based on integrity, one of Vopak’s core values, is laid down in our Code of Conduct.
- Human rights: Vopak respects human rights as described in the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and accepts the responsibility to ensure that all our entities respect human rights when conducting business. All partners, (main) contractors and suppliers are required to adhere explicitly to the Vopak Code of Conduct, which also covers human rights.
- Labor rights In line with the aforementioned UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and OECD Guidelines, we base our labor rights commitments on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and on the fundamental rights set out in the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We seek to uphold these rights in our operations and in our relationships with our suppliers, our business partners, Works Councils and Unions.
- Fair treatment of employees: Vopak endorses the principles of the United Nations’ International Labor Organization and the OECD guidelines. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees. This commitment is deeply rooted in our daily activities, policies and governance structures
- Communities: Vopak is committed to engaging with communities living in the vicinity of our operations. We behave as a responsible citizen and work hard to minimize any negative impact of our operations whilst maximizing the positive impact.