Our vessels are built in South Korea, Germany and Japan with equipment and technology from Norway and other European countries. Employees from South Korea, Poland, Norway, Lithuania, the Philippines and numerous other nations contribute to the construction of the newbuildings; our vessels load and unload worldwide, and we are currently employing seafarers and office staff from more than 10 different nations.
In order to work, this complex structure depends on cooperation between different cultures and professions. We acknowledge that decisions made in Solvang’s board room in Norway may have great impact on our employees, their families and the local societies around the world. We take this perspective and responsibility very seriously.
Shipping as an industry is often criticized, but international shipping has a lot of positive effects that rarely make it to the media headlines. Solvang’s goal is not only to be in compliance with rules and regulations but to contribute to a high standard for quality shipping around the world. The world trade depends on shipping – and we strive to increase our positive impact on our surroundings.
This ambition is not achieved over night but is an ongoing process. Our most important instruments are our core values mutual respect, team spirit and quality. These should shine through everything we do and on everyone we meet on our path – colleagues, customers, owners, competitors, public sector, society and the local and global environment. Done right, we hope our efforts contribute to a positive spiral with positive dialogue and improved standards in an international perspective.
As a supporter of the principles in the UN Global Compact, member of Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) and ISO 14001-2015 certified, Solvang ASA adheres to high ethical and environmental standards in the way we conduct business.
Done right, we hope our efforts contribute to a positive spiral with positive dialogue and improved standards in an international perspective