What BRB International stands for
“BRB is a fast-growing company that originated in the Dutch Ittervoort and now operates worldwide with all its branches.
BRB International wants to be up to date in the field of legislation, regulations, working conditions and environmentally friendly procedures. No toxic raw materials are used within our organization. We closely monitor all changes in the areas of environment and quality. By doing so, we try to be sustainable in order to safeguard the future of the company and our environment.
In addition to a healthy financial ambition, I believe that CSR is becoming increasingly important for the continuity of the company. Furthermore it fosters sustainable relationships with our employees, customers, suppliers and society. So far this has only been communicated orally. By appointing a CSR team and by producing this CSR report we want to point out the importance of taking social responsibility.
We are proud to present our first CSR report.”
CEO Ralph Pinckaers
The CSR team consists of delegates from various departments within BRB International to create support within the organization and to ensure an integrated approach to meet the CSR objectives.
The CSR team has made a contribution to the first social annual report of 2017 through the provision of documentation, company information and personal interviews. The CSR team is fully supported by the board with regard to activities concerning the CSR policy and the jointly formulated objectives and associated measures. CSR is part of the responsibility of the COO, Tom Caris. The CSR team is led by CSR Project leader Hugon Philippens, who also is the Global QESH Manager.
From left to right
Richard Kerstges (Team Leader Purchase), Carol Bemelmans (HR Manager), Tom Caris (COO), Maurice Buijsers (Finance Manager), Hugon Philippens (Global QESH Manager) and Frank Stammen (Team Leader Logistics).
“Corporate Social Responsibility is important for the continuity of our company and the continuity of sustainable relationships with our employees, customers, suppliers and society.”
Quote by Ralph Pinckaers, CEO
The focus areas of our CSR policy
A policy-based approach, clear objectives and good communication through a CSR report were lacking until 2017. That is why in two policy sessions, one with the board of BRB International and one follow-up session with the CSR team, all objectives were defined and analyzed. Based on this analysis, as well as on the basis of the prioritization of recommendations from the CSR baseline measurement, three focus areas were determined.
- Safety and health of our employees
- Product safety
- Minimizing environmental impact
By consistently and structurally making these focus areas part of day-to-day operations and decisions, we give substance and direction to our ambition.
This CSR report is based on the latest guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), SRS Referenced. The report has been reviewed by BRB International and has not been verified by external parties.
It is our intention to present a report annually. In case of new developments, the information on this website will be updated.
Scope of the report
This report concerns the activities of BRB International in the Netherlands in the year 2017. No significant changes took place in regard to the size, structure or ownership of the organization during the reporting.
For questions about this report, please contact the CSR Project Manager of BRB International, Hugon Philippens via email: HPhilippens@brbbv.com