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Boskalis jaarverslagen 2012

Fuel price risks

In a substantial part of its activities, Boskalis is exposed to risks arising from changes in fuel prices. Fuel costs are hedged in a number of different ways. Where possible, contracts include fuel price variation clauses.

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Derivatives

Financial derivatives are only used to hedge underlying currency risks, fuel cost risks or other risks where there is a physical underlying transaction.

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Other risks

As an international maritime services provider Boskalis is active in numerous countries, meaning it has to deal with a wide range of diverse legislation and regulations.

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Risks with regard to financial reporting

Financial reporting at Boskalis is structured within a tight framework of budgeting, reporting and forecasting. A distinction is made between reports for internal and external use.

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Evaluation of risk management and internal control systems

Major organizational changes have been implemented in order to accommodate the rapid growth that Boskalis has experienced in recent years, including the introduction of a divisional structure.

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Outlook

In the coming period the general market conditions will be characterized by lower volumes of work and pressure on utilization rates and margins.

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Innovative wreck removal Baltic Ace

The removal of 456,000 liters of heavy oil in 2014 marked the completion of the first stage of the salvage of the car carrier Baltic Ace by SMIT salvage.

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Marker Wadden: groundbreaking ecological design for nature restoration

In March 2016 Boskalis starts work on stage 1 of creating one of the largest nature restoration projects in western Europe: the Marker wadden.

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Ten-year overview

(1) Figures taken from the respective financial statements.

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Stichting Continuïteit KBW report

By decision of the General Meeting of Shareholders held on 9 May 2001 the foundation Stichting Continuïteit KBW was granted the right to acquire cumulative protective preference shares in RoyalBoskalis Westminster N.V. for a nominal amount equal to

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Supervision, Board and Management

date of first appointment 17 August 2011, current term ends AGM 2015

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Members of the Board of Management

chairman of the Board of Management since 2006

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Disclosures required by the decree article 10 of the EU directive on takeover bids

Under the Decree article 10 of the EU Directive on takeover bids companies whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market must disclose information in their annual reports on matters including their capital structure and the

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Glossary

Acquired orders Contract value of acquired assignments.

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Summary Financial Information 2015

The figures for the twelve months ended 31 December, 2015 included in this HTML-version of the Summary Financial Information 2015 are derived from the Financial Statements 2015.

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Internal risk management and control systems

The internal risk management and control systems of Boskalis are based on the principles of effective management control at various levels in the organization and are tailored to the day-to-day working environment in which the company operates

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Corporate Governance

The Board of Management and the supervisory Board are jointly responsible for looking after the interests of our stakeholders.

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Our business model in a nutshell

Boskalis is a leading dredging and marine expert creating new horizons for all its stakeholders. We do so through a unique combination of people, equipment and activities.

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Our value chain

In our value chain we are guided by our Statement of General Business Principles, which is based on international guidelines such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Materiality

Boskalis’ most important strategic objective is the creation of long-term sustainable profitability. Our company has grown strongly in the past few years, both organically and through acquisitions.

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Objectives and results

We have formulated objectives for each key topic. The following overview shows the objectives and corresponding results achieved in 2015. A more detailed explanation of each topic is given in the relevant sections of this report.

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3D printed reefs

Six artificial reef modules are due to be installed by Boskalis at the larvotto underwater reserve in Monaco in 2016.

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Introduction

Activities related to the initiation, execution and completion of projects can have an impact on local communities and the environment.

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Impact of our activities

By monitoring the potential positive and adverse impact of projects on local communities and the environment, we can identify opportunities and risks and take appropriate action.

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Socio-economic impact

Our activities promote further development of prosperity and deliver innovative, safe and sustainable solutions, even in remote and vulnerable areas, with regard to:

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Community investment programs

Boskalis has a tradition of supporting scientific research that is of actual or potential relevance to our sector.

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Marker Wadden: groundbreaking ecological design for restoration

In March 2016 Boskalis starts work on stage 1 of creating one of the largest nature restoration projects in western europe: the Marker Wadden.

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Introduction

Our ISO 14001 certification, which has been translated into clear and practical guidelines, is an indicator of our permanent focus on applying and improving our environmental performance.

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Biodiversity and ecosystems

Boskalis is renowned for its eco-engineering expertise based on the Building with Nature philosophy. In designing a project we take the natural system as our starting point while taking the interests of all stakeholders into account.

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Activities related to climate change

Global scientific research over recent decades has shown that there is a link between the increase in CO2 emissions and climate change.

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Emissions

Boskalis also contributes towards environmentally-friendly solutions for emissions with innovations in equipment, working methods, energy saving and fuels.

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Use of natural resources

The most important of our natural resources is sand. Sand is extracted from borrow areas, which clients can designate on an individual project basis. In addition, Boskalis has access to licensed sand borrow areas around the world.

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Activities related to the fleet

Our new equipment complies with the most stringent requirements for energy consumption.

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Millennials and Building with Nature

The pool for talented, motivated employees for Boskalis is relatively small and there are many companies fishing from it. Boskalis’ Building with Nature philosophy plays a significant role when choosing a new employer.

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