NEW OPPORTUNITIES WITH COMMON GLOBAL GOALS
In December 2015, world leaders agreed on Agenda 2030, comprising 17 common goals for reducing climate change and poverty in the world. The business sector has been given considerable scope and responsibility to fulfil the goals, and this also provides many new business opportunities for the companies contributing to the work. Stena’s businesses can contribute to fulfilling the goals in various ways.
GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Care is one of Stena’s core values and is at the heart of Stena Line’s safety focus and active work on the well-being and health of both customers and employees. The goal is to continuously reduce the number of workplace accidents and ensure that the number of accidents on board per 100,000 passengers is below the comparable industry index. Stena Property works continuously to improve the environment for people living and working in the company’s areas.
AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
Stena Line’s measures to continuously reduce CO2 emissions include evaluating alternative fuels such as methanol, connecting ships to shore-based power when berthed and installing solar cells at terminal buildings. Stena Renewable annually produces wind power corresponding to electricity for 130,000 households.
DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Through its operations, Stena is involved in promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth, with productive employment and decent jobs for all. Stena Property’s initiative on summer jobs for young people is an important contribution to this goal.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
By taking an active role in the development of the areas in which the company owns property, Stena Property contributes to sustainable cities and communities. Through the Relationship Management® concept, sustainable residential and workplace environments are developed, where people are happy and stay longer. The work is often conducted with local actors.
Stena Line works continuously to purchase responsibly, minimise its waste and increase its recycling, with measures such as reducing the use of disposable products and plastic bags on board.
Stena Bulk is working on several initiatives to improve energy efficiency. The goal is for vessels to reduce their consumption by 0.3 tonnes per day, measured over a rolling 12-month period. The Energy Management System, introduced in 2012, gives the company thorough control of vessels’ fuel consumption, and energy efficiency has improved considerably.
Stena Property continuously introduces measures that enable tenants to reduce their energy consumption and waste.
LIFE BELOW WATER
Stena Line works to protect the ocean from pollution by continuously reducing chemicals that have negative environmental impacts, both on board and on hull and in machinery. An evaluation of new environmentally friendly hull growth prevention systems is in progress. The latest example is a system that transmits ultrasound to prevent growth and is being tested on the vessel Stena Hollandica which operates in the North Sea. Stena Bulk works actively to train crews in dealing with accidents in the form of oil spills. Stena Bulk also became the first Swedish shipping company to join the World Ocean Council (WOC) in 2017. Membership provides an international platform for collaboration with other stakeholders to create better conditions for managing the sustainability challenges that exist in the shipping industry.
PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
Stena Bulk has strong collaborations and partnerships, which include the major oil companies. With the help of the Stena ORBIT digital platform, customers are offered emission information after each completed voyage, enabling them to compare Stena Bulk’s transport with that of its competitors. Through the membership of the Marine Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), Stena Bulk is involved and actively working to reduce corruption in the industry.