ECT is at the heart of society and is well aware of its societal responsibilities. Internal and external.
It is not just our environment that imposes high standards on the way we work: we impose these high standards on ourselves. To supply quality and work carefully, we need to make safety and integrity our highest priorities. At ECT we put safety – of people and the environment – top of the list. Always. We act according to the applicable Code of Conduct.
One of the most important agenda items of the policy is to reduce the carbon footprint. Not only our own, but also that of our customers and employees.
To achieve significant results here, measures have been taken in the entire business operations; from the transhipment of containers at the deepsea terminal to the hinterland transport and the inland terminals. ECT has developed a master plan for this in recent years, resulting in a decrease of more than 20% of CO2 emissions. The ECT Euromax terminal is one of the most sustainable terminals in the world. Our goal is to operate emission free in 2035, on both the ECT Delta as the ECT Euromax terminal.
ECT has won several "Lean & Green" awards for our sustainabilty programme. Lean and Green is a national initiative for stimulating sustainable entrepreneurship in the logistics sector.
ECT is the second largest provider of collective business transport in the Netherlands. More than 900 employees commute via the bus transport organised by ECT, which connects the entire region with the Maasvlakte around the clock. This saves more than thirteen million car kilometers annually. This results in approximately 1,800 tonnes less CO2 emissions.
Some of the organisations which ECT has affiliated itself with through sponsoring and/or donations are: nature preservation organisation 'Het Zuid-Hollands Landschap' (South Holland Landscape), the annual charity relay race Roparun (specifically the team of the ECT Runners), the Sophia Children's Hospital and the Maritime Museum.
In addition to these initiatives, ECT contributes to the DeltaPORT Donation Fund. The DeltaPORT Donation Fund is managed by a foundation of Deltalinqs and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Through the fund, the port and industrial business community emphasises its social commitment. It does so by supporting non-profit organisations which are active in the fields of culture, well-being, sports and recreation in the direct vicinity of Rotterdam's port and industrial complex.
Roparun - Team ECT Runners