23 June 2022 – Waterlogic, a leading global designer, manufacturer, distributor, and service provider of purified drinking water, presents its latest Oceansaver Accolade to the Jan De Nul Group. This accolade is given to organisations across the world that have taken steps to reduce single-use plastics. Plastic waste pollutes the world’s oceans, impacting severely on marine life and contributing to climate change.
Jan De Nul understands the major environmental challenges the world faces and sets itself ambitious sustainability goals to contribute to a better world. Their awareness programme Code Zero unites all sustainability initiatives into four pillars: Zero Emissions, Zero Accidents, Zero Waste and Zero Breaches. With the aim of making a real difference, Jan De Nul understands how everyone has a part to play, from employees, customers and suppliers to local communities and governments.
Their search for ways to reduce waste led them to examine the way that crew across their fleet of vessels accessed drinking water. With many of their ships out at sea delivering ambitious marine engineering projects for long periods of time, their teams often had to rely on single-use plastic bottles or bottled-water coolers, with supplies having to be sourced frequently and brought on to ships. Logistically, this was the most feasible way to provide drinking water in a hygienic way.
In January 2021, Jan De Nul came to Waterlogic. By implementing water purification systems onboard their ships, water stored onboard is utilised, and filtered to produce safe, purified, great tasting drinking water. Across their fleet, Jan De Nul installed more than 30 water dispensers, which produce highly purified drinking water with 99.999% of bacteria and viruses removed.
“Jan De Nul Group cherishes sustainable ambitions. Our Code Zero corporate programme demonstrates that we take our social responsibility seriously. With the Zero Waste ambition, we are looking for circular solutions and ways to reduce our waste.”
The new water dispensers reduce the need for single-use plastics and provide an easy way for Jan De Nul crew to make environmentally friendly choices. As well as reducing the carbon emissions and waste created from single-use plastics, further emissions have been saved through logistics and transportation. Replacement UV lights and filters are dispatched annually to each ship, which is far more energy efficient than the provision and delivery of bottled water.
Tjorven Vandevyvere, Key Account Manager Waterlogic Benelux, commented “It’s been fantastic working with the team at Jan De Nul. Their determination to reduce single-use plastics onboard their vessels is inspiring, and for us, it’s been exciting to be able to provide a solution that works for them, that’s significantly better for the environment.”
The Oceansaver Accolade programme aligns with Waterlogic’s overall company mission to pioneer solutions that use less energy, produce less waste, and extend the use of finite global resources in the most efficient way. The company aims to reduce their own environmental impact right across their supply chain, from design, manufacturing, and distribution, to managing the carbon footprint in their offices.
Waterlogic has already presented accolades to The Four Seasons Hotel, Miami, DPD UK, Goldman Sachs UK, Interserve on behalf of E.ON and the Iberostar Group amongst others, and will continue to recognise deserving, sustainability-focused customers across the world.
About Waterlogic Waterlogic is an innovative designer, manufacturer, distributor and service provider of drinking water dispensers and accessories designed for offices, factories, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, schools, and public spaces. From freestanding, countertop, and integrated dispensers to bottle filling stations, fountains and boilers, every solution focuses on delivering the best quality water in the safest and most sustainable way. Founded in 1992, Waterlogic was one of the first companies to introduce mains-fed dispensers to customers worldwide and has been at the forefront of the market promoting product design and water quality, the application of proprietary technologies, sustainability and world-class sales and service. Waterlogic has its own subsidiaries in 20 countries and its core markets are the U.S., Australia, and Western Europe, plus an extensive and expanding independent global distribution network in over 50 countries.