Our concern for the natural surroundings goes much further than our critical approach to operations. We have introduced sustainable solutions to reduce the negative impact on the environment. EMO has gone a step further by supporting Zuid-Hollands Landschap (South Holland Countryside). We offer this organisation financial support to acquire, develop and manage nature reserves in the province. Zuid-Holland Landscape preserves valuable natural landscapes and creates new recreational facilities. It also preserves monuments located within its nature reserves.
Tenellaplas (Tenella pond) in Oostvoorne is yet another example of how EMO helps protect nature. Visitors are delightfully surprised by this beautiful area’s flourishing nature spots. It is hard to believe that such natural beauty is so close to the Rotterdam harbour. The Tenellaplas is a good example of a project worth supporting. Ages ago rainwater seeping through the dunes created natural waterways down to the lower reaches of land and on to the beach. Later these shallow waterways were channelled by the local inhabitants into the ditches, which now form the duinrel or dune waterway system. Partly due to EMO's support, water managers and nature organisations have been able to restore and strengthen the natural beauty of the Tenellaplas duinrel.
Besides our concern for nature, EMO focuses on the quality of our environment. Noise can have a negative impact on the quality of living. EMO is aware of this and has taken measures to reduce the noise level at the terminal. Over the years the rollers of the transport conveyor belts have been replaced, resulting in an incredible reduction in noise. EMO is part of a cooperative association; in this broader context we assess the negative impact of noise pollution so that we can minimise it in the Oostvoorne. The participants of Geluid in Beeld (Focus on Noise) want to learn more about how noise is transmitted from the Maasvlakte to Oostvoorne. We are conducting research into how industrial noise spreads to other areas and the role the underground (such as the Oostvoorne pond) or weather plays in sound transmission. This intensive research on sound transmission over such distances is unique in the Netherlands. For more information about this project, please see www.geluidinbeeld.nl.
Besides our focus on preserving nature and anti-noise pollution, EMO is active in smaller local projects so that we can make a positive contribution to society. Generally EMO employees suggest good causes for us to support, financially or with practical help.
For questions regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact Peter Guyt at . In cases where EMO would not be directly involved in the sponsorship proposal, please contact the Deltalinqs association that represents logistical and industrial companies in the Port of Rotterdam. EMO donates yearly to a Deltalinqs fund.