MvO Sustainable

Thinking and acting green

Being sustainable in our thinking and acting! It’s in our blood. Our corporate colours are green and white, and they represent our values.

For as long as we can remember, our vision has been based on the use, recycling, efficient transport and application of feedstocks.

We make work through work and have a closed Life Cycle Analysis. Martens en Van Oord has almost no waste.

We (re)use all our materials and try to minimise our fuel consumption.

Our principles:

  • Our aim is to prevent the activities related to our business processes from having negative effects on the environment.
  • We contribute actively to reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
  • We apply sustainable materials, equipment, techniques and concepts.
  • We view our sustainable applications as an opportunity for both people and the environment.
  • We create a cleaner and greener environment by reducing pollution and waste, and by promoting a ‘Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’ culture on the floor.
  • We maintain energy-efficient offices and workshops, and use sustainable fuels where possible.
  • We prevent damage to nature by focusing fully on the protection of natural values while preparing and executing projects.


Our objectives:

  • Our ambition: being able to apply a company-wide closed soil balance. Materials released in one project are used as feed materials for another project.
  • This prevents wastage of materials. We throw nothing away! We have no waste.
  • We annually reduce CO2 emissions in tonnes / turnover on fuel by at least 5% through an efficient working method, state-of-the-art machines, the use of road plates, energy-efficient logistics or transport by water and by monitoring the sustainability awareness of our operators and drivers.
  • We annually monitor, improve and reduce (on MKI / CO2 emissions) 2 Life Cycle Analyses based on the 2 key raw materials for Martens en Van Oord.
  • Where possible we use alternative fuels and provide at least 1 improvement per year in the field of solar energy, wind energy or bio-based fuel.

Our Sustainability Policy: