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NSB’s commitment to the people and the planet
Sustainability is at the core of our strategy. We at NSB believe that the only way forward is through sustainable development by striking a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being.
Therefore, we vigorously pursue the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by integrating the 17 UNSDGs with our organizational goals, particularly identifying with SDGs 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14 & 17. Urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, as dictated by SDG 13, is the need for the hour and top priority at NSB. Through continuous research and investment into new technologies for alternative fuels, zero emissions and pollution prevention, we strive to exceed all international regulations and to achieve Net-Zero before 2050.
Meanwhile, we do not wait for revolutionary solutions, we adapt. In 2015, while the Panama Canal was being widened, we developed a new service: the conversion of medium-sized vessels. Instead of disposing of still well-functioning ships, we enlarge them, increase by 26% their TEU, expand their life expectancy by decades, and reduce the CO2 emissions per TEU thanks to engine optimization. By 2030, our office buildings will function on renewable energy and thus become carbon neutral. These investments are just the beginning because we live shipping, we are global and thus, Climate change mitigation is a priority.
Some of our involvements towards sustainability
Our leitmotiv is to constantly improve especially in the field of sustainability. In order to do so, Ecovadis makes regularly audits of our companies and operations to help us be more responsible towards the environment and our employees.
NSB GROUP participates in the Eyesea initiative. Concretely, the crew members can report precisely any pollution or environmental threats at sea. This reporting enables Eyesea to know early on and precisely where clean-up actions are needed and prevent further damages.
Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building, and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. NSB GROUP supports Mercy Ships and calls for further contribution.