Corporate Social Responsibility
“As a leading technology company, we aim to train people for a safer world through simulation technology, positively impacting the operation of 164 customers in 48 countries. Thanks to our simulators, our customers can train their employees safely and sustainably.
We aim to grow VSTEP responsibly and sustainably, therefore we are committed to limiting our impact on the environment through our product, services and business operations. Our vision and mission go hand in hand with our goals to bring added value for the environment, people and communities.
Environmental protection is actively pursued at all times and awareness of environmental consequences is in our DNA for everything we do at VSTEP.”
Fabian van den Berg, CEO at VSTEP Simulation
VSTEP has become a member of the Green Award Foundation since 2014 as an incentive provider. Yet, it is the products of VSTEP that offer the most environment-friendly benefits: starting with our simulators which are considered as the least energy consuming ones in the market. VSTEP’s technology enables its simulator hardware to be run on relatively limited amount of PCs compared to other simulator systems. VSTEP selects hardware for their simulators with awareness of its energy consumption, always choosing the best in class. It is a given fact that training by simulation has many benefits over real life training, including not in the least place being environment-friendly and energy saving.
Building a Safer World
Aligning with our vision and mission, VSTEP puts forward our best efforts in the following areas:
- Promoting workplace health and safety: According to the International Labour Organization, every 15 seconds, 153 workers have a work-related accident across the world, and more than 317 million accidents occur at the workplace annually. With our simulator product NAUTIS and RS, maritime and safety experts can train their personnel and learn skills in a risk-free environment, ultimately minimising the risk of incidents.
- Reducing environmental impact through simulator training: Using our simulation technology, we help people and businesses train more efficiently, reducing their training time, costs and limiting the environmental impact. This helps eliminate hazardous pollutants and toxic chemicals associated with live training methods.
- Ensuring sustainable consumption: At VSTEP, we are committed to limit our impact on the environment, not only with our products but also with our operations. The VSTEP offices are located in modern, energy-conserving buildings, on the doorstep of all means of public transport. Our VSTEP employees are actively encouraged to reduce waste and recycle.
- Promoting equality: As a company with 23 nationalities, VSTEP strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment and gives fair and equal opportunities for all our employees.
In line with the IMO’s Sustainable Development Goals, our efforts support Quality Education (4), Sustainable Health and Well-being (11), and Responsible Consumption and Production (12).