Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Development Goals

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Optimarin & Corporate Social Responsibility

Optimarin support the principles of the UN Global Compact. For Optimarin, corporate responsibility therefore means that we strive to manage our business and achieve commercial success based on the four pillars of Human Rights, Labour Rights, Taking care of the Environment and work against Anti-Corruption.

We shall operate in a way that is consistent with fundamental ethical values, diverse cultures, with respect for individuals, the environment and society at large.

Optimarin’s business is build on the trust earned from customers, suppliers, authorities, shareholders, employees and others interacting with us. To earn this trust, Optimarin needs to act with professionalism, use our expertise based on high ethical standards in all aspects of our work.

To contribute towards a socially responsible shipping industry worldwide, it is the expectation of Optimarin that also our business partners and other stakeholders adhere to all relevant laws, rules and regulations, and strive to improve their practices where necessary.

Optimarin & Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Optimarin support UN’s blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all and reflected in the seventeen sustainability goals. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

Optimarin has linked its business up to six of the goals:

Goal number 8:  Decent work and economic growth

Goal number 9:  Industry, innovation and infra structure

Goal number 12: Responsible consumption and production

Goal number 13: Climate action

Goal number 14: Life below water

Goal number 16: Peace, Justice and strong institutions

We believe that life below water is where Optimarin can make the biggest positive contribution towards a sustainable future, but will through our approach to business aim to help achieving the other five goals as well

Optimarin – Promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • By adhering to the Global Compact, Optimarin aims to ensure that we and all our business partners are following the same principles
  • We support the principle of labour rights and fair work for people, and demand that our business partners to do the same
  • Optimarin strives towards achieving higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation through the product development cycle, and training of service partners and customers in the operation of our systems.

Optimarin supporting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth

  • By adhering to the Global Compact, Optimarin aims to ensure that we and all our business partners are following the same principles
  • We support the principle of labour rights and fair work for people, and demand that our business partners to do the same
  • Optimarin strives towards achieving higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation through the product development cycle, and training of service partners and customers in the operation of our systems.

Optimarin working towards sustainable production patterns

  • Sustainable growth and development require minimizing the natural resources and toxic materials used, and the waste and pollutants generated, throughout the entire production and consumption process. Optimarin is not using any chemical or harmful substances in the treatment of ballast water, and we aim to reduce the environmental footprint of the fabrication, shipment and installation of our products through collaboration with our business partners and pursuit of best practices across the entire value chain
  • Optimarin considers the supply chain as an extension of our workforce and community, and we aim to set expectations for best practices across its supply chain with respect to sustainability, abiding by laws & regulations, and the prioritization of these. These can include key areas such as selection, training, auditing and remediation.

Optimarin – In pursuit of combating climate change

  • Optimarin’s systems are certified and required onboard ship and other seagoing vessels. The purpose of using our product is however to protect marine life from invasive species. Hence by default, manufacturing, logistics, installation and service of the system will have an impact on the climate.
  • For Optimarin, we have a goal to reduce the environmental footprint related to the above mentioned issues thereby first and foremost reducing the related CO2 & NOX emissions. The way we do it is by:
    • Developing an already compact and highly efficient business model with efficient and effective systems work practices, in-house as well as with our business partners
    • Continue to develop a simple, robust and modularized system minimizing transportation requirements and installation resources
    • Continue to develop remote systems and resources to minimize travel related to service, training and customer support
    • Develop water quality database for ballast water treatment, which can be shared with our customers allowing them to increase uptime for vessels through better planning and execution of ballast water operations, hence reducing power consumption and emissions

Optimarin – Contributing towards conservation and sustainable use of the oceans

  • Protecting marine life is our mission, and every time Optimarin’s ballast water treatment system is used, it contributes to preventing the spread of invasive species and their damaging impact on marine life and biodiversity
  • Optimarin therefore contributes towards the goal to prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds by 2025, and indirectly support to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts
  • And help towards conserving at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

Optimarin – Supporting and promoting just and inclusive societies

By supporting the Global Compact and adhere to its principles Optimarin aims to:

  • Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
  • Work towards substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
  • Contribute to strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation
  • Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development