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:
Eurovision Song Contest
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is main sponsor of the city programme of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, organised by Rotterdam Festivals. As the largest port in Europe, we want as many Rotterdamans as possible to enjoy this multicultural, colourful and international event. This city programme lets Rotterdam talent shine in the spotlight and shows what we have to offer as a city. The Songfestival can be felt everywhere: with song festivals in the city's neighbourhoods, with shopping streets in Songfestival garb and with Rotterdammers enjoying a special festival time coronaproof - whether virtually or live. From 14 to 22 May 2021, we will show what connection, diversity and solidarity stand for, Rotterdam style: namely, a festival for all and by all. Open up to celebrate!
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 a household name in Rotterdam and beyond. The Port Authority donates port equipment to Rotterdam Zoo. The monkeys, for instance, received trees and ropes. The Maasvlakte 2 project organisation donated solar panels to the zoo. Rotterdam Zoo also received the former inland vessel ‘De Haaibaai’. This ship gets clean seawater from the port for the animals in the Oceanium.
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.