DEME’s vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global, worldwide challenges: rising sea levels, a growing population, reduction of emissions, polluted rivers and soils and the scarcity of natural resources. Although DEME’s activities originated with its core dredging business, the portfolio diversified substantially over the decades.
DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation. The Group can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience and has fostered a pioneering approach throughout its history, being a front runner in innovation and new technologies.
“DEME is an impressive international company, but this is not the only reason it was nominated winner of ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2015’. As a group it complied with most if not all of the objectives set by the jury. It has numerous qualities that explain our choice.
The organisation has created a well-balanced relationship between management and shareholders, and continuously strives to be the best in the world in terms of technology and innovation.
Moreover, the organisation’s culture is based on respect for its employees and other stakeholders. DEME can also boast of an impressive record of sustained and profitable growth.”
Count Paul Buysse, Chairman of the jury ’Entrepreneur of the Year 2015’
"In the next decades, the world will be facing major threats and challenges: the rising sea level, scarcity of strategic resources, ever increasing emissions and polluted rivers and soils. Through innovative thinking DEME is offering sustainable solutions in various of these fields."
"Working towards a sustainable future is part of the way we do business. We care a great deal about the health, safety and well-being of our people and all those affected by our operations. We are committed to the protection of the environment and we aim to integrate sustainable and innovative thinking and corporate social responsibility into all our business relationships and processes."
"DEME affirms its position as a global solutions provider in a challenging and rapidly changing world, specialising in infrastructure, sea level rise protection and services for energy, oil & gas and mining companies."