Our mission is our promise: we create impactful solutions ensuring a vital living environment. We do this in our daily work, by creating sustainable solutions, but we are also aware of our social responsibilities as a company. That’s why we support initiatives that contribute to the sustainable environment we strive for.
Tauw is committed to supporting nature education. In the Netherlands, we do this by sponsoring IVN, the Dutch institute for nature education and sustainability. Among other programmes, IVN supports closing the gap between children and nature by encouraging children to play in a natural environment. In doing so we support the underlying concept that involvement in nature encourages future sustainable action.
That’s why, in addition to our financial support, our staff voluntarily provides time, knowledge and expertise to schools, contributing further to the mission of IVN.
At the global level, we use our expertise, workforce, experience and financial resources for responsible use of persistent chemicals such as pesticides.
Until the end of the 1970s, large quantities of POP pesticides were used worldwide in agriculture. This has led to the accumulation of POP pesticides in soil that have not always been properly treated and stored. As a consequence, they pose a danger to both people’s health and the environment. That’s why we work on a global scale to actively detect POP pesticides and other persistent chemicals and remediate the contaminated sites. Together with (local) authorities, we are working on the safe storage and destruction of these toxic substances. We also provide training to governments (capacity building) regarding the implementation of The Stockholm Convention on POP.
In 2017, Tauw established the Tauw Foundation to contribute to a more beautiful world – a world that offers people a sustainable living environment and access to clean water and energy. The heart of the Foundation’s purpose are passion, a results-driven attitude, collaboration and ideals, in a context without borders.
The Foundation’s mission is to catalyse and support sustainable dream projects related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals or to SDGs supported initiatives. Therefore the Tauw Foundation encourages and (financially) supports non-profit initiatives that focus on social impact. The Foundation’s assets come from the proceeds of the sale of Tauw shares. The idea is to put these assets to good use: to contribute to a better world.