Sustainability in numbers


Below you will find Stena´s current sustainability work in numbers, in the form of a range of economic, environmental and social indicators.

The indicators presented in this sustainability report are complementary to ­Stena’s annual report. All indicators are reported at an aggregate level for the entire Group and provide an overview of the Group’s development financially, environmentally and in terms of personnel. The financial and social indicators are taken from the annual report.

The vessels covered by the environmental indicators in the sustainability report are those that are controlled, leased or owned by Stena companies. These include several diverse types of vessels, from tankers and ferries to drillships. All these vessels have different trading patterns, making it difficult to obtain accurate comparative figures. For this reason, the environmental indicators are reported in absolute figures for the total fleet. 

In 2016, the number of vessels in the report for the fleet declined and consequently total distance sailed was lower than previous year. Fuel consumption showed a greater reduction than the distance sailed. This means that the overall fleet has consumed less fuel per sailed nautical mile, thereby improving its fuel efficiency and resulting in a corresponding reduction in ­carbon dioxide emissions. Total sulphur emissions remained at about the same level, while nitrogen emissions fell slightly. 

All the shipping companies have an annual fuel consumption reduction ­target of 2.5%. For 2016, the target was surpassed, with consumption per sailed nautical mile decreasing by 3.3% compared with the previous year.


Energy consumption 2014 2015 2016
Number of vessels in the report 91 93 86
Total distance sailed (1,000 nm)2) 6,123 6,286 6,233
Total fuel consumption on vessels (1,000 tonnes) 1,090 1,109 1,064
Total energy consumption on vessels (TJ) 45,271 46,728 44,235
Greenhouse gas emissions 2014 2015 2016
CO2 emissions (1,000 tonnes) 3,382 3,456 3,315
Other emissions 2014 2015 2016
NOX emissions (1,000 tonnes) 69 72 70
SOX emissions (1,000 tonnes) 33 27 27

1) Refers to Ferry Lines, Offshore Drilling and Shipping. The vessels in this report have been limited to those for which Stena has operational control over fuel purchasing, speed etc. Vessels that are leased to external customers are not included. For the 2016 reporting, the formulas for emissions calculation were updated, in order to improve the precision and quality. The emissions data for 2014 and 2015 has therefore been recalculated in accordance with the updated formulas.
2) For Stena Drilling’s units, distances sailed are not registered.


Employees 2014 2015 2016
Number of employees1) 11,231 10,416 11,183
Women (%) 28 29 29
Women on the Board (%) 22 27 27
Women in Executive management (%) 22 22 22

1) Employees with a permanent employment contract with Stena companies. The above figures do not include contract workers or seagoing staff with various types of temporary contracts.


SEK millions 2014 2015 2016
Revenue 33,563 36,417 34,799
EBITDA1) excluding asset sales 9,646 10,118 10,550
Profit before tax 2,799 4,504 2,262

1) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation.

Improved safety


The graph shows an indexed average value for Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) for seagoing personnel. See Safety for more information on LTIF, and the development for each of the business areas. 



1) Concordia Maritime is a public company with Stena Sessan as its majority owner

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.