Nor-Shipping is joining an international group of maritime and ocean industry leaders in New York this week for the launch of the United Nations Global Compact Action Platform Sustainable Ocean Business. Per Martin Tanggaard, Nor-Shipping Director, will participate in a workshop prior to the launch to assess the scope of the platform, and the challenges, and opportunities, on the horizon for our industry and environment.
World Ocean Day, 8 June, has been chosen as the launch date for an initiative that aims to mobilise and support the private sector in the development of sustainable ocean business activity – helping address ocean well-being, while also accessing resources and opportunities in a considered, responsible manner.
Tanggaard, along with senior executives from business, finance and civil society, will take part in a workshop on 7 June to help assess and prepare the pathway for the UN’s drive towards its 2030 sustainability agenda.
“Without a healthy ocean we can’t maintain a healthy planet,” says Tanggaard.
“The Action Platform provides a chance for industry to work together and define a way forward for responsible leadership and business – creating an environment where we positively contribute, while still taking advantage of growing commercial opportunity.
“It really is an vital initiative for a crucial area.”
Nor-Shipping is committed to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The exhibition and event programme tailors activity to address numerous SDG’s, including Gender Equality (SDG 5) through its work with WISTA and the Waves of Change conference. Nor-Shipping’s other main goals are Climate Action (SDG 13), Life Below Water (SDG 14) and Partnerships for the goals (SDG 17).
“We need global leadership to create a unified understanding of how best to manage the balance of environmental care and business/societal needs,” concludes Tanggaard. “The UN are laying firm foundations for sustainable development and we’re dedicated to helping them build on that – for our industry, and for future generations.”