It is important to the port of Rotterdam Authority that the living and social environment in the region is of a high quality. We aim to minimise the negative impacts of the port on the environment as much as possible. At the same time, we want to stimulate the positive effects on the economy and employment. Our sponsorship and donation policy reflects this.
Policies and sponsorship projects
To the extent possible the Port of Rotterdam Authority takes the initiative in terms of sponsorship and donations. Our sponsorship activities are also very targeted. We sponsor Rotterdam icons with a strong focus on the concepts of leadership, working towards world class and heart for the environment.
View some activities sponsored by the Port Authority:
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
This orchestra travels around the world and has its home base in Rotterdam. The Port Authority sponsors the orchestra with a contribution towards the travel expenses and combines business trips with clients to China, for example, with a visit to concerts of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
North Sea Jazz Festival
The North Sea Jazz Festival is organised annually in Ahoy Rotterdam. Since 2013, the festival is named 'Port of Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival', one of the outcomes of an agreement between North Sea Jazz, the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port Authority.
This zoo is renowned in Rotterdam and beyond. For many years, the Port Authority has been donating port materials to Rotterdam Zoo, which are then reused. For example, the monkeys have previously received trees and ropes. Another donation to the zoo from the Port of Rotterdam Authority is the old inland waterway vessel 'De Haaibaai', which supplies clean seawater to the creatures in the Oceanium. Solar panels have also previously been donated to the zoo by the project organisation for Maasvlakte 2. A few years ago, a contribution was made for the first time to the exhibition 'SO much plastic' in the Oceanium, which explains how plastic ends up in the sea, what happens to it and what effect it has on marine life. You can also see the solutions that have already been devised, and what you can do to reduce the 'plastic soup' in the sea.
Rotterdam Zoo has developed a nursery system with floating incubators in which the larvae of marine organisms can develop not only in aquaria but also on the reef. This nursery system gives the organisms a higher chance of survival on the reef, and helps protect the reef at the same time. In this way, a contribution can be made to saving the ecosystem in the Caribbean, for example. This system is being tested at RDM, and the Rotterdam initiative is supported by the Port Authority.
DeltaPORT Donation Fund
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Deltalinqs form the core of the DeltaPORT Donation Fund. Numerous companies donate to the fund. With the fund, the port and industrial businesses emphasise their social commitment. The companies give financial contributions to non-profit organisations. These organisations are active in the fields of culture, welfare, sport and recreation in the immediate vicinity of the Rotterdam port and industrial area.
Rotterdam Port Welfare Committee
The Rotterdam Port Welfare Committee supports projects and initiatives for the benefit and well-being of seamen in Rotterdam. Volunteer organisations, churches and entrepreneurs who want to do something positive for seamen can make an appeal to this committee. The Rotterdam Port Welfare Committee is a joint initiative of Deltalinqs, VRC and the Port of Rotterdam Authority.