Our values

For four centuries, Vopak has been an integral part of the societies in which it operates. We assume responsibility towards our people and our other stakeholders and in doing so secure the continuity of our business. But this responsibility extends towards our surroundings and the environment, ensuring that everyone benefits!

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Care for Safety, Health & Environment – Sustainability is at the core of every decision

  • We strive for zero accidents, zero spills, all returning home from work safely and in good health.
  • Care for safety, health and the environment is the guiding principle in all decisions we make and all activities we carry out.
  • When in doubt how to act in a SHE issue, we always ask advice from our colleagues.
  • We feel obliged to hold everyone in the Vopak environment accountable for their actions, regardless of rank or role, in the event of unsafe behavior or failure to adhere to the SHE rules (Vopak Fundamentals and Code of Conduct).
  • We promote a safe and healthy work environment and we share good SHE practices and improvements with our colleagues.

 

Integrity – We can look at ourselves every day in the mirror

  • We strive for lasting relationships with colleagues, customers and external stakeholders.
  • We act with honesty, reliability and within the rules and regulations set by national and international laws and regulations, Vopak’s Code of Conduct and the Vopak standards.
  • We treat others with respect, irrespective of rank, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual preference, color, opinion or social background.
  • When in doubt how to act in an integrity issue, we will always ask advice from our colleagues.
  • We feel obliged to hold everyone in the Vopak environment accountable for their actions, irrespective of rank or role, in the event of failure to adhere to national and international laws and regulations or the integrity rules we agreed on together (Code of Conduct).
  • We promote integrity and we share good integrity practices with our colleagues.

 

Team Spirit – We work together, we excel together

  • We encourage an open dialogue and mutual respect in our relationship with our colleagues, customers and other stakeholders.
  • We collaborate with colleagues and customers to inform them, to solve problems with them and to create opportunities with them by combining long-term thinking with immediate action.
  • We pro-actively share all relevant information, knowledge and experience with all team members of all teams we work in.
  • We recognize each team member’s capabilities and encourage each team member to play a valuable role.
  • We stick to the decisions made by the team.

 

Commitment – We do what we say, and say what we do

  • We set realistic commitments and goals and achieve them together with colleagues, customers and other stakeholders.
  • We seek mutual agreement with all individuals involved.
  • We are open about the commitments we make.
  • We deliver what we promise and stick to the decisions made. 
  • If commitments can’t be met, we inform our colleagues, customers and other stakeholders pro-actively and in time.

 

Agility – We learn, adjust, improve and change

  • We adjust with the right speed the way we work to the dynamic environment we work in and to the changing requirements of customers and society.
  • We continuously strive to improve the quality of our daily work.
  • We continuously learn fast and share new experience with others.
  • We are open to feedback and we provide open and honest feedback to our colleagues.
  • We admit mistakes and learn from them immediately.
  • We are curious about alternative solutions, new opportunities and new ways of working.