The Sustainable Development Goals is an urgent call to action towards countries and businesses, developed in a global partnership. The goals recognise that ending poverty and other evils must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Read more on sdgs.un.org/goals

The UN SDGs cover a wide spectrum of issues. In this report we aim to show how our operations relate to the goals, starting with a broad overview in tables and gradually going in to detail in the article sections.

Our priorities

Our priorities affect our decisions, both when it comes to investments, whom we cooperate with and how we plan and execute our work. It is important to show our stakeholders how we are influenced by these factors, how we think and how our actions impact our surroundings. We are proud of our work and aim to continue this process as a responsible business operator in the global marked of shipping.

Our approach

Our sustainability report refers to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Reporting Standards.

We use the GRI index to present our approach and our company’s practices on each of the 17 goals.

Stakeholder groups

Internal stakeholders

  • Shore staff
  • Crew
  • Owners
  • Board of Directors

External stakeholders

  • Customers
  • Banks
  • Suppliers and contractors
  • Government
  • Regulatory bodies
  • The general public

ESG Priorities

This table below shows the most important sustainability topics for Solvang. The topics are are compared to the UN Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDG). All SDGs are examinied in debth on the linked articles.

Environment

Emissions to air

Innovative technology for monitoring and reducing emissions. Contributing to a more sustainable future for the maritime industry.

Energy consumption

Developing fuel efficent vessels and low energy operations. Providing affordable LPG and petrochemicals to customers.

Spills to sea

Avoiding oil spills and managing waste.

Recycling

Maximising vessel lifespan and treating the vessels properly when the time has come for recycling. 

Social

Community engagement

Providing access to LPG as a clean source of energy and ammonia as a potent fertilizer. Supporting the communities where we operate.

Health and safety

Working systematically to ensure the health, fitness and safety for all crew and employees, both at work and home.

Employee relations

Providing good working conditions and fair salaries that reflect the individual’s qualifications, regardless of gender. Recruiting, educating and retaining a skilled workforce.

Diversity and inclusion

Managing ”happy ships” with happy, motivated and proactive employees. Encouraging diversity and inclusion at work and at home.

Governance

Goverance and compliance

Complying with all relevant laws and regulations.

Anti-bribery and anti-corruption

Mitigating corruption and bribery in all forms. Upholding business integrity in the maritime industry.

Economic Performance and Benefits

Generating sustainable economic value for our stakeholders

Green Shipping: Innovation for the environment

Since 2010, Solvang has pursued an innovation path to bring heavy fuel oil (HFO) operation into compliance with the strictest NOx emission control. The climate gain is significant.

We care for our people

Our target is always that all employees aboard our vessels and in the offices take care of their bodies and minds. Finding a good balance both physically and mentally is vital.