Our mission is to maintain a sustainable and ethical approach in practice and theory. This includes keeping up to date with new processes and procedures in conservation-restoration and disaster risk management, as well as being open and clear in the display and sharing of information. For example, Art Salvage & Art Conservation are regularly confronted with environmental pollution because this is often visible in works of art in public spaces.
We have drawn up a Corporate Social Responsibility statute based on ISO 26000. In it we deal with the topics 'People, Planet, Prosperity'. This is embedded in the organisation using an environmental statement. Creating awareness for, among other things, the responsible and sustainable conservation of cultural heritage is a task that Art Salvage & Art Conservation has taken on. This is expressed by providing information to residents and municipalities and training courses in which knowledge is transferred and awareness is created.
Art Salvage believes it is essential that its employees are aware of the latest developments in the field of conservation and restoration. Not only within our disciplines but also in areas that overlap with the services we provide. The personnel policy is aimed at diversity and potential. Art Salvage is actively committed to creating an inclusive work environment where every employee feels involved and valued.
Art Salvage always opts for products, techniques and treatment methods with the lowest possible chemical risk (for people, the environment and objects). Where possible, we reuse packaging material and invest in recyclable materials. We also try to implement our work on location as sustainably as possible. For example, we collect rainwater in barrels, after which we use it to clean art in public spaces.
A sustainable approach is already embedded in the ethical codes of our profession. Minimal intervention and an emphasis on preventive measures ensures that the risk of rigorous treatments in the future is minimised. We pay attention to people and the story behind the objects we conserve. We aim to uphold a pioneering role in the democratisation of conservation and, in this way, contribute to a sustainable, positive future for our shared cultural heritage.