Technology group Wärtsilä’s local marine office in Denmark, Wärtsilä Danmark A/S has been awarded certification by Bureau Veritas’ in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The certification provides a structured approach to sustainability and confirms that the company has established and implemented a management system dedicated to meeting the UN’s sustainable development goals. The certification was awarded in May this year, making Wärtsilä Danmark the first marine sector company to be recognised in this way.
“We work with local targets, national targets as well as global targets. Large and small focus areas with further focus on our value chain project and green fuels,” said Morten Brandborg, Managing Director & General Manager Sales, Wärtsilä Danmark A/S.
The newly developedBureau Veritas Certification scheme documents companies’ implementation of the UN’s sustainable development goals for sustainable development. Under this, Wärtsilä Danmark’s efforts with mapping, selection and implementation of the world goals are screened and assessed according to established criteria.
As a company meets the established requirements of continuously improving efforts towards a sustainable future, it receive certification, after which annual maintenance visits are carried out to document further efforts to comply with the UN sustainable development goals.
“We congratulate Wärtsilä Danmark A/S for their actions aimed at enabling sustainable shipping. They have convinced us that the company has the means and determination to realise the goals set out by the United Nations. The holistic commitment to sustainability both from a social and environmental perspective from the Danish Department in Wärtsilä are setting an example to the marine sector,” said lead auditor Ole Overgaard, Bureau Veritas.
Wärtsilä’s concrete actions towards reducing harmful exhaust emissions include developing and disseminating technologies that lower energy consumption, as well as technologies that enable the full or partial use of sustainable fuels.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 inter-linked targets designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The goals were established in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly, and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.