Corporate Social Responsibility
LBC believes that we are responsible for the impact of our decisions and activities on society and the environment. We are committed to conducting our activities ethically and transparently such that we meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Our mission is simple:
To create a sustainable and proactive culture in which all risks are identified and treated responsibly in such a way that the positive impact of our decisions and activities on society is maximized and any negative impacts are minimized.
“For me, corporate responsibility is about doing the right thing.”
Walter Wattenbergh - CEO
I see myself as the steward of the company and I aim to leave it in a better shape. Corporate responsibility implies making different decisions and to keep asking: ‘How is this going to impact our stakeholders and do we understand our stakeholders priorities?’ My job is to lead the company in becoming future-proof. We will only be able to accomplish that by being sincere about our social responsibility. Everybody, all the time, everywhere.
Corporate Social Responsibility Program
To this end, we have a dynamic Corporate Social Responsibility Governance Program that focuses on:
- contributing to sustainable development including health and the welfare of society
- the expectations of stakeholders
- being compliant with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behavior
- integration throughout the organization and practiced in our relationships
We believe in a “holistic” approach to corporate governance. For this purpose, we have a Corporate Social Responsibility Group comprising individuals with diverse expertise to ensure that the context in which we operate and in which risks present themselves is fully understood and managed responsibly.
We strive to be a responsible supplier of logistic and storage solutions in which there is no such thing as a dangerous product; at least not while in our care.
We are open about decisions and activities that affect society, the economy and the environment. We have a willingness to communicate these in a clear, accurate, timely, honest and complete manner. Our decisions and activities are traceable.
In all that we do, we show consideration for the effect of our decisions and activities on society, the economy and the environment.
We are honest and conduct our activities with strong moral principles and continually strive to do what is right and avoid harm.
We believe in giving employees the necessary skills, resources, authority, opportunity and motivation to perform their tasks to the best of their ability and to be responsible and accountable for the outcomes of their decisions and actions. We believe this will contribute to their competence and satisfaction as well as the sustainability of our organization.
Our employment conditions are consistent with international norms of behavior and we support the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. We are committed to enhancing the lives of all our employees and contributing to their personal growth and a sustainable future.
Equality and Inclusion
We believe in the right person, in the right place, doing the right job. To this end, we do not include or exclude on the basis of gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or other. We consider diversity an asset and believe that all employees have a right to be treated with dignity and respect and to work in a non-threatening environment.
As a local employer, we support the economic and educational development in the communities where we operate. We are committed to making a positive contribution and building lasting relationships with our stakeholders in these communities. To this end, we actively participate in branch organizations as well as government and community groups.
We believe in protecting our employees, our assets and information from harm in whatever form. Our facilities are protected 24 hours a day and our digital environments are protected against cyber attacks and breaches of data privacy regulations.
We strive for continuous improvement in all our processes and to meet or exceed the needs of all our stakeholders. We strive to apply best practice in everything we do.
Transparency and Integrity
We conduct all our activities transparently and with integrity. We have policies in place to ensure that possible conflicts of interest are reported directly, that competition is fair, and that we do not commit or succumb to bribery or corruption in any form.
In the unlikely event that a stakeholder considers that an unethical, illegal or irresponsible act has taken place, it can be reported via our Whistleblower communication service firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, such a concern can be raised in writing to:
LBC Corporate Head Office,
C/O “Just Say It”
Health and Safety
Our motto is “Always Safe Never Sorry”. We believe that all fatalities, injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable. We believe that everybody has the right to a safe working environment and that everybody should return home safe and well at the end of every day to the people they care about. Safety is a core value that must be part of all decision making at all levels within the organization. Everybody has a responsibility and is enabled to make responsible decisions. To this end we invest a great deal of time in our sustainable safety behavior program in which everybody who works on an LBC facility is coached to recognize hazards, report unsafe situations and carry out successful safety dialogue in order to ensure our working environment is a safe place.
Our aim is that there is no such thing as a dangerous product, at least not when under our care. We believe in minimizing the impact of our operations on the environment and protecting the welfare of the neighbors in the communities where we operate. We reduce and control emissions and accidental releases of products and we comply with all local and national regulations.
We believe in conserving natural resources and are committed to using energy responsibly and managing our carbon footprint.
“Teamwork, safe behaviour and perseverance are the keys to success.”
Tim Nijssen - Group Quality, Knowledge & Performance Management Director
For me, Corporate Social Responsibility is the ‘yellow brick road’ to becoming a professional and sustainable organization. In that pursuit, I find it very important to lead by example and to show what I mean through my actions.