Stakeholders increasingly judge a company on whether it conforms to principles of sustainable entrepreneurship. Besides generating financial profits to enable the business to continue as a going concern, sustainable operations also generate less tangible benefits and enable the company to distinguish itself from the competition. Our business operations are geared towards long-term trends. For this and other reasons, Vopak’s investments target sustainable activities that ensure profitability for many decades to come. Accordingly, tools such as investments, operating efficiency improvements, maintenance and highly sophisticated techniques contribute to the ongoing availability of storage capacity, whilst also making our operations more sustainable. Likewise, preventing incidents and spills and reducing waiting times for vessels contribute to customer satisfaction. Programs aimed at reducing our consumption of energy and natural resources and avoiding spills, incidents and emissions will result in lower costs.