Social impact and sponsorship

As one of the largest construction companies in the Netherlands (and with activities in the UK, North America and Germany), there is hardly a province, municipality, city or village where VolkerWessels does not play a role in shaping the living environment. But besides our activities, our 130 local companies and 17,000 colleagues are also at the heart of society. Together, we try to make the world a little more beautiful, stronger and future-proof every day, especially for future generations.

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This vision is reflected in our primary processes and, for example, through our Emission-free2030 climate programme, but also through initiatives and partnerships that have social value for us. For instance, we dedicate ourselves to (vulnerable) children by facilitating birthdays together with Stichting Jarige Job, or by constructing Tiny Forests in schoolyards together with IVN Natuureducatie. At local level, we also support large and small initiatives (suggested by employees through our internal channels) that contribute to a sustainable and healthy society.

We also use our partnerships to help young people develop their talents and pursue their dreams, as we do with our own VolkerWessels Cycling Team. In addition, partnerships help us to organise special activities and show colleagues, future colleagues and the general public what we have to offer, such as during the Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort.

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VolkerWessels Cycling Team

Racing for the win as a team! The VolkerWessels Cycling Team consists of a group of talented and ambitious riders who, together with a professional support team, compete at home and abroad. From 2024, in addition to the men's team, the VolkerWessels Cycling Team will also consist of a successful women's team.

VolkerWessels stands for talent development and we are therefore making every effort to realise the sporting ambitions of our riders. Moreover, through sustainable cooperation with the business community, we are able to support the social development of our riders so that success is achieved not only on but also off the bike. Finally, we think a healthy body and strong mind are very important. We therefore use the VolkerWessels Cycling Team to stimulate vitality among our employees.

Want to know more about our teams and stay up to date on the latest race results? Follow the social channels #alsteamsterk and #pushingdreams or check out the website.

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Dutch Grand Prix

The Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix at Circuit Zandvoort is an event where innovations, technology and realisation come together at the highest level and on a world stage. As one of the proud main sponsors, we use this fantastic event to present our company with our 130 operating companies to our 17,000 colleagues, future colleagues and the rest of the Netherlands. The VolkerWessels-built circuit with its famous banked corners shows what we are capable of and hundreds of colleagues volunteer every year to ensure the event runs smoothly.

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Reggeborgh Foundation

At VolkerWessels we can proudly say: those who ‘create’, build and thereby shape the future. That is why we create living environments in which future generations can live and work healthily and happily! And to be able to do this well, we attach great importance to social interests. We feel responsible for creating a healthy and liveable society. And we cannot do this alone.

That is why VolkerWessels is a partner of Reggeborgh Foundation. Reggeborgh Foundation is committed to a healthy future for everyone. The Foundation not only believes in the goals it sets, but also in the people who realise them; the creators of the future. It is their drive that takes us further.

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As a partner, we thus contribute to meaningful initiatives in the sports and medical world and also stand for local involvement and support of top talent, for now and in the future.

Together, we want to create a healthy society, putting people first. And that is why we are proud of our partnership with Reggeborgh Foundation. Want to know more?


Tiny Forests

At various locations in the Netherlands, VolkerWessels is creating Tiny Forests: pieces of densely grown, indigenous forest the size of a tennis court. To this end, we are working together with the IVN Nature Education Foundation and Earthwatch Europe. We have already created Tiny Forests in Limburg, North Brabant, Drenthe, Groningen and Overijssel and have plans to create many more. This makes VolkerWessels currently the IVN's largest partner for the construction of Tiny Forests in the Netherlands.

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Jarige Job

There are children in the Netherlands who cannot celebrate their birthday because there is no money for it at home. Jarige Job Foundation helps these children by giving them a birthday box worth €35. This box contains everything needed for a real birthday, at home and at school! VolkerWessels is a friend of Jarige Job because we believe that every child deserves a birthday.

Rijksmuseum inkijk


VolkerWessels and the Rijksmuseum announced in December 2020 that they have entered into a partnership for a period of at least three years. In addition to an annual contribution, this partnership will focus on making the museum's accommodation more sustainable. VolkerWessels will deploy its expertise in this regard, contributing to the preservation and accessibility of the collections.