Core values

DEME’s vision is to create land for a sustainable future. We care a great deal about the health, safety and security of our people and assets, the wellbeing of all those contributing to or affected by our operations, and the environments in which we operate. In line with our ambition, the Group is committed to conducting its business with the highest personal and professional, ethical and moral standards in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

DEME Group has established a set of standards applicable to its business units and subsidiaries worldwide. We also expect our suppliers, subcontractors and partners to work to these standards. The core values at the very foundation of DEME are summarised by the acronym STRIVE.



Safety: The safety, health and well-being of our employees and customers are DEME's number one priority. Everyone has the right to work in a safe environment free of risk and injury at all times.

Technical Leadership: DEME has the technical ambition and capability to achieve the highest performance and optimisation level, allowing us to be 'best-in-class' through the performance of our worldwide activities.

Respect & Integrity: We appreciate talent, value dedication and recognise and promote individuality and diversity that exists within people from all walks of life and from all backgrounds. This is demonstrated through the integrity of our personal behaviour.

Innovation: Innovation is the cornerstone of DEME's achievements. The company continuously pushes its business boundaries by developing new, value adding services and solutions.

Value Creation: We take result-driven decisions and act accordingly to ensure sustainable and long-term growth for the well-being and benefit of our stakeholders. Through proper planning of clear objectives, recording of real facts, analysing of variations and taking of corrective actions, we are implementing the necessary financial discipline to guarantee the achievement of these objectives.

Environment: With respect for people and planet, we endeavor to develop our worldwide activities in a sustainable, responsible and protective way to minimise the impact on environments and communities. 


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