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Nor-Shipping SDG initiatives

SDG 5 Gender equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Gender equality and women’s empowerment have advanced in recent decades. In the corporate world, the underrepresentation of women continues to be much noticeable, but is under increasing scrutiny. Studies even suggest that companies with higher female representation at the top, perform better over time. In the workplace, women are still faced with an uneven playing field, be it lacking management support, discrimination, sexual harassment or less opportunities for advancement, but awareness is increasing at all levels. Companies are taking action by setting equality targets, reporting on performance and putting accountability at the top. Diversity champions are appointed, and a culture of inclusiveness and respectfulness is promoted.


Nor-Shipping initiatives
We have developed a women’s equality code of conduct called the Nor-Shipping Principals and is encouraging every maritime partner of doing the same.

We continue our support for WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association), through hosting the Waves of Change conference, as well as supporting other WISTA initiatives. Nor-Shipping Director Per Martin Tanggaard is the first-ever male member of WISTA and participates in the WISTA mentor programme. We supported the WISTA Conference in Tromsø in 2018, enabling 300+ female maritime leaders to network and get first-hand industry insight. This also allowed WISTA to make a donation to a female student at the World Maritime University on our behalf.

For 2022, Nor-Shipping will have equality focus throughout all our initiatives, and not least to ensure female top candidates on our speaker lists.

SDG 13 Climate action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Climate change presents the single biggest threat to development, and its widespread, unprecedented impacts disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable. Urgent action to combat climate change and minimize its disruptions is integral to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Nor-Shipping initiatives
This SDG was on the agenda for the Ocean Now Festival 2019, and at Nor-Shipping different arenas will promote decarbonization solutions. Nor-Shipping offers free public transport solutions for all delegates.  The Podiums will promote initatives, and we support decarbonization mobilization through the 2050Now conference.

SDG 14 Life below water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Oceans, along with coastal and marine resources, play an essential role in human well-being and social and economic development worldwide. They are particularly crucial for people living in coastal communities, who represented 37 per cent of the global population in 2010. Oceans provide livelihoods and tourism benefits, as well as subsistence and income. They also help regulate the global ecosystem by absorbing heat and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and protecting coastal areas from flooding and erosion. In fact, coastal and marine resources contribute an estimated USD 28 trillion to the global economy each year through ecosystem services. However, those resources are extremely vulnerable to environmental degradation, overfishing, climate change and pollution. The sustainable use and preservation of marine and coastal ecosystems and their biological diversity is essential to achieving the 2030 Agenda, in particular for small island developing States.


Nor-Shipping initiatives
The Nor-Shipping Conference set ocean leadership on the agenda. In Oslo the Ocean Now Festival 2019 focused on sustainable development in the ocean, and we aim to explore digital solutions for ocean health in the Blue Economy hall. Both the Young Entrepreneur Award and the [email protected] programme is connected to SDG 14.

SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Achieving the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda requires a revitalized and enhanced global partnership that brings together Governments, civil society, the private sector, the United Nations system and other actors and mobilizes all available resources. Enhancing support to developing countries, in particular the least developed countries and the small island developing States, is fundamental to equitable progress for all.


Nor-Shipping initiatives
We have a established green partnerships with UN Global Compact, Oslo Green Captial of the Year 2019, Katapult Ocean, Mercy Ships, NSB (free train transport for delegates) and many more.
Nor-Shipping and Nordic Innovation have partnered to help facilitate a new funding instrument aimed at supporting innovation and collaboration between land-based and ocean industries.
Nor-Shipping is also aiming to set a new benchmark for the maritime and ocean event segment with a move to achieve ISO 20121 certification from DNV GL. The initiative is a collaborative effort in support of SDG 17.
In addition we aim to use our arenas, such as the Podiums and the Blue Economy Hall, to address global partnerships for sustainability.

What can you do? Learn more about how your company can advance each of the SDGs here.

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