In an international project environment such as ours, which requires a flexible, broad and innovative approach, we take a broad view on diversity.
Boskalis’ employees represent 69 different nationalities with a balanced age profile. Almost 70% of our employees are under 50, with over half (55%) being in the 30-50 age category. This age distribution provides a good level of staffing for positions at junior, medior and senior levels, as well as resulting in a manageable outflow of staff due to retirement.
We employ a relatively large number of men and relatively few parttime staff. The ratios of men to women and of fulltime to parttime staff at Boskalis are consistent with the nature of our work. We are to a large extent a project organization that sends out trained technical, financial and maritime staff all over the world for longer periods of time to projects, often in remote locations. Deployment to projects has proved to be a less attractive option for women and a less obvious choice for parttime workers.
The ratio of men to women in 2015 was 89%-11% (2014: 90%-10%). The participation rate for women is higher for activities at fixed offices and of a structural nature. In 2015 the ratio of men to women remained stable at 69%-31% for management and office staff working at the Boskalis head office. The percentage of parttime workers in 2015 was 6% (2014: 5%).
As in previous years the ratio of operational staff (fleet, yards and projects) to management and office support staff remained stable at 71%-29%. This ratio is consistent with the profile of the company and the nature of the activities and the equipment deployed. Proportionately the most managers and support staff work at the head office in the Netherlands.
Boskalis operates a strict equal opportunities policy for all employees, regardless of race, nationality, ethnic background, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
The charts below do not include the employees of Anglo Eastern, crew of the Dockwise vessels, given that they are not formally employed by an entity belonging to the Boskalis group. For further information please refer to pages 76-77 of this report.