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Responsibility for people and the environment

Stena’s sustainability work is based on the Group’s shared values. Stena’s key sustainability issues have been identified as those related to the environment, safety, employees and community.

Stena’s operations are involved in and contribute to value creation and community development in various ways. These include creating jobs for thousands of people around the world, offering safe homes in the Group’s properties, generating electricity from wind power and providing maritime transportation of goods, vehicles and passengers. About 90% of world trade is conducted by sea and shipping is the most environmentally friendly mode of transport in relation to cargo volume.

Stena’s corporate responsibility is a cornerstone of its entire operations. Working to ensure sustainability for future generations is part of Stena’s business philosophy and has long been a policy that is reflected in the Group’s core values. This has been given even clearer emphasis in recent years and sustainability issues have been highlighted in many contexts around the Group.

Active work on environment and safety

Stena works actively to contribute to reducing the climate impact of its various operations. These efforts include promoting more efficient use of energy on land and at sea, minimising greenhouse gas emissions, managing waste and training employees. Each individual company is responsible for formulating its own environmental goals, which are tailored to the areas in which the company has its main environmental impact. An example of the Group’s environmental work is the trend towards use of new fuels, with Stena having produced the world’s first methanol-powered passenger ferry.

Providing a safe and secure environment for employees, passengers and tenants is a top priority for Stena, and the Group has a vision of zero accidents. Safety work is in constant progress around the Group and involves both continuous improvements and to keeping safety awareness updated among employees. Regular safety drills are carried out in all parts of the business. All employees are also encouraged to constantly make risk assessments, and to abort an operation if there is a danger of accidents.

Commitment to employees and local communities

The Stena Group employs a total of approximately 16,000 employees around the world. It is the employees who drive the business forward, and Stena shows care for their well-being and development by creating good working environments and providing opportunities for growth. Stena Voice is an employee survey which is conducted regularly, in which employees answer questions about the experience of their work situation.

The different Stena companies cater for a wide range of customer needs that exist in society. Stena also strives to be an active and engaged member of society, contributing to continuing development and sustainable business in the areas in which the companies operate. The goal is to be a responsible company that is part of the community and works in close dialogue with the authorities and societal functions, either directly or through interest organisations.

Sustainability for Stena

Stena’s sustainability work is based on the Group’s shared values. Stena’s key sustainability issues have been identified as those related to the environment, safety, employees and society.

More efficient use of fuel


The graph shows an indexed average value of the fleet’s fuel consumption per nautical mile. In 2016 the consumption decreased by 3.3% compared to the year before.

Stena Sustainability

Stena’s three core values are Care, Innovation and Performance. The core values serve as guidelines for responsibility within the Group and are also the foundation for Stena's sustainability work.


Health and safety, LTIF

  2014 2015 2016
Northern Marine Group (NMG) 0.58 0.41 0.65
Stena RoRo 0.39 0.41 0.00
Stena Drilling  0.00 0.29 0.15
Stena Bulk 0.18 0.00 0.00
Stena Line1) 1.82 1.80 1.58

1) Including service staff for passengers

Lost Time Injury Frequency is a measure of workplace safety used for the crew on board. The number of LTI (injuries that leave the employee unable to work the following day) are reported per million exposure hours worked.

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Stena AB Sustainability report 2016

Stena’s Sustainability Report is complementary to the Financial Report and Annual Review and describes Stena’s work within the priority sustainability areas.

Learn more about Stena's sustainability work.