We aim to empower young people in the communities near Vopak locations and connect them to the world.
Vopak is convinced that it is more important than ever for our society and wellbeing that people learn to think internationally and to bridge cultural differences from a young age. The Vopak WeConnect Foundation wants young people to experience that there is a world full of opportunities to discover if they learn to look beyond their own boundaries, and to pass on the value of working together with others.
Our mission is therefore to open up new horizons and new paths to a sustainable and healthy life for teenagers and young adults who live in the communities in which Vopak operates.
To realize its mission, the foundation supports colleagues at Vopak and our JVs in setting up projects. Our target group are young people between 10 and 24 years old. All projects are initiated by a Vopak employee, who is also involved in the execution of the project. We aim to collaborate with local partners like schools, community groups or NGOs. The Foundation acts as a sounding board and provides guidance to colleagues, gives financial support to projects that meet the criteria, and monitors progress and results
The Foundation launched the Vopak WeConnect program in 2016, the year in which Royal Vopak celebrated its 400-year history, and started having its first projects in 2017.
Please find Vopak WeConnect's financial statement 2022 here.
The Vopak WeConnect Foundation was formally established in June 2017 and is registered under number 69006784 with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
The Dutch Tax Office recognized the Vopak WeConnect Foundation as a Public Benefit Organization (in Dutch: ANBI-Stichting). Registration number 857688212.