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Vopak WeConnect criteria

The Vopak WeConnect Foundation supports projects that meet the following criteria

Project goal

  • To empower young people and connect them to the world by:
    - Opening up new (professional) horizons and/or increasing future job readiness, and/or
    - Inspiring them to work with others across cultures, languages and social backgrounds

    Target group

  • 10 to 24 year olds
  •  In the communities in which Vopak operates and/or where Vopak employees live
  • Project fosters diversity, in particular the participation of girls and underprivileged young people

Vopak involvement

  • Project must be initiated by a Vopak employee or an employee of a Vopak joint venture, who is involved in the project execution
  • Project must be approved and supported by the Managing Director of the Vopak location or joint venture
  • Support or personal involvement of senior management and HR is recommended

Partner organization

  • Involvement of a local partner, like a school or NGO, is mandatory
  • Where applicable, involvement of a joint venture partner is strongly recommended

Sustainability

  • The Foundation aims to support sustainable projects and build lasting relationships. Projects approved in 2017 may run through 2019.
  • Impact is measured; mid-year progress report and year-end report are mandatory. Continuation of multi-year projects is conditional on a positive year-end evaluation.
  • Project is in line with the Vopak Values, Code of Conduct and Sustainability Policy; this includes integrity; care for SHE, and being a good