Sustainability - Koole Terminals
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We believe it is our responsibility to contribute to a better world. Therefore, we strive to participate in the energy transition in the most safe and sustainable way.
With our clear mission, vision and strategy on sustainability we have created a strong fundament to be more sustainable in the present and in the future.


Koole’s mission is to store, handle and transport oils, chemicals and other liquid products in the most safe, efficient and sustainable way as practically possible. We take full ownership in becoming a sustainable company.


We aim to be one of the leading sustainable terminal operators by deploying continuous improvement programs with a strong focus on innovation, safety and automation. We believe it is our responsibility to contribute to a sustainable society.


Sustainability has become a core part of our strategy. Therefore, in order to be one of the leading sustainable terminal operators, we offer tailor made solutions to support the energy transition. Furthermore, by starting to understand and measure our impact on the key subjects within the environmental, governance & social topics, we engage our employees and stakeholders to develop sustainable plans and achieve goals.


The environment is important for Koole, therefore Koole measures her performance regarding the environment, divided in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)-, Carbon Dioxide (CO2)-, Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions, soil- and water pollution. Even though it is not mandatory according to the European Trading Law, Koole measures all the emissions of the terminals and sets ambitious goals to do better than the minimal requirements.


People are our most valuable asset. For Koole this means, having a sustainable work environment that promotes safety, wellbeing and being connected to the community. The key subjects for Koole regarding Social are; Safety, People, Public Relationship and Community. All subjects have a connection with people and entails different ways to implement sustainability and act sustainable. Koole takes her responsibility to being proactive on these elements to ensure a sustainable relationship with all stakeholders.


Governance can be defined as an establishment of policies and continuous monitoring of sustainability activities. This includes mechanisms required to balance the sustainable prosperity and viability of the organization.

“As Koole Terminals we continuously explore the market for new opportunities and take our responsibility to contribute to a sustainable society by supporting the switch to sustainable energy. Since the founding of the company, Koole has always been innovating its assets, besides innovation, the optimism, flexibility and creativity of our people make it possible to be ready for the changing demand in transport and storage of renewable energy products.”


John Kraakman – CEO