Sharing knowledge by interaction
EBN sees social responsible business as an integral part of its activities. This is reflected in such areas as:
Contributing to Dutch society with revenues from natural gas
Gas revenues are an important source of income for the Netherlands. The dividend and tax EBN pays to the Dutch State amounts to approximately half the total gas revenues. This income accounts for 10% of the total state income and therefore contributes significantly to the Netherlands’ prosperity. In 2012 the total gas revenues amounted to EUR 14,5 billion, the equivalent of EUR 850 per capita of the population. We therefore consider it to be our responsibility to secure the revenue from gas production for the Netherlands in the future.
Developing and sharing knowledge
Developing and sharing knowledge and information and making them accessible are a crucial part of EBN’s tasks and responsibilities. That applies both within the oil and gas industry and in relation to the government. EBN is keen to interpret this role as broadly as possible to give our social involvement a structured, demonstrable form and make it transparent for all our stakeholders. Some examples are:
The Geo Energy Master Award, an annual award in collaboration with the Delft University Fund
for the best thesis in the field of innovative technology for oil and gas production;
>> Visit the UfD-EBN Geo Energy Master Award pages
- Sharing knowledge by EBN employees at relevant national and international confereces.
Interaction with stakeholders
EBN aims to be approachable, clear and transparent and considers it to be important to maintain contact with its surroundings. We believe in listening and learning, but also in informing and inspiring. As our organisation always lends an ear to other people’s opinions, we also consider it to be an important task to actively express our vision of the importance of natural gas.
Care for personnel
In the view of the social importance of EBN’s activities, talented, motivated personnel are essential for correctly fulfilling our role in the energy chain in the Netherlands and for the continuity of our organisation. EBN’s personnel policy sets itself the task of attracting, motivating and retaining the right professionals. We are keen to retain our employees, by offering them challenging work and developing their knowledge and skills alongside developments at EBN.
More information about EBN's HR-policy can be found at Working at EBN.