Global operations – our responsibility
The oceans are vital for sharing resources and fueling trade in all industries. Odfjell's ships are continuously moving, connecting producers and customers on all continents, every day. We are dependent on the seas, and determined to do our part in securing a sustainable management of this essential global resource.
"Sustainable operations answer to current demands without compromising the health and safety of future generations. No matter where we are on our journey, located at sea or on shore, we can make sustainable decisions for global change."
Kristian Mørch, CEO
Careful management of the oceans is key to secure a sustainable future. More than 90% of world trade is carried by the international shipping industry. Without shipping, the import and export of goods on the scale necessary for the modern world would not be possible.
As one of the world's largest chemical tanker companies, Odfjell contributes to global trade. With this comes a great responsibility for our employees, our investors, our customers, the local communities where we operate – and for the global environment.
"From the early beginning in 1914, Odfjell's activities has been built on a long-term perspective; sustainability is deeply rooted in our DNA. With the launch of our sustainability strategy, we take another step and set the direction for how we – as a global company – can contribute to realize UNs Sustainable Development Goals."
Øistein Jensen, COS
A key part of our sustainability strategy is related to the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 14: "Attain conservation and sustainable use of marine resources and seas". Our strategy sets ambitious targets for how Odfjell will make an impact by acting today for a better tomorrow.
Happy World Oceans Day!