UN Global Compact and Nor-Shipping met this week at the UN HQ in New York to sign the contract making Nor-Shipping an official partner for the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business.
The Action Platform focus on growth, innovation and sustainability, exploring how to best protect the health of the ocean. It aims to mobilize the private sector to take tangible action, make investments and form partnerships to leverage the ocean as a resource to deliver the Global Goals. The overarching objectives of the platform include developing a framework for Leadership for the Global Goals and the Ocean, inspire partnership and local action, engage in advocacy and public policy and map and gather new data.
“Joining the Action Platform alligns with the Nor-Shipping mission to support new sustainable solutions for the maritime industry. Without a healthy ocean we can’t maintain a healthy planet,” says Tanggaard.
“The Action Platform provides a chance for industry to work together and define a way forward for responsible leadership and business – creating an environment where we positively contribute, while still taking advantage of growing commercial opportunity.
“It really is an vital initiative for a crucial area.”
Committed to the SDGs
Nor-Shipping is committed to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The exhibition and event programme tailors activity to addressnumerous SDG’s, including Gender Equality (SDG 5) through its work with WISTA and the Waves of Change conference. Nor-Shipping’s other main goals are Climate Action (SDG 13), Life Below Water (SDG 14) and Partnerships for the goals (SDG 17).
“We need global leadership to create a unified understanding of how best to manage the balance of environmental care and business/societal needs,” concludes Tanggaard. “The UN are laying firm foundations for sustainable development and we’re dedicated to helping them build on that – for our industry, and for future generations.”