Our Corporate Responsibility
G2 Ocean is committed to being a sustainable and responsible company and our actions are always grounded in our vision ‘Pioneering Sustainable Shipping Solutions’.
In 2019 we adopted the following UN Sustainable Development Goals as strategic focus areas for G2 Ocean:
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Goal 14: Life below water
Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Goal 13: Climate action
Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
The Three Pillars of Sustainability
Reducing our environmental impact
As a responsible shipping company, we are committed to doing our part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our operations.
G2 Ocean’s impact on the climate and the environment is mainly related to fuel consumption.
We recognise our responsibility to protect the environment for future generations and are committed to reducing our carbon footprints.
To improve our environmental impact, we have initiated several projects, including:
Monitoring and reporting on our greenhouse gas emissions
Monitoring our fuel efficiency
Optimising vessel routing, speed, and engine load
Establishing waste management practices, focusing especially on plastic consumption
Completing hull and propeller cleaning
Using new technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Recycling equipment, such as web slings
Developing our employees
We are committed to developing our employees, enabling them to perform at their best and create positive change across the organisation and in the communities we operate in. As an international company, we place a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion, and we are always aiming to leverage the perspectives and opinions sourced from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences.
To improve our social impact, we focus on:
Developing our employees’ skillsets for the future
Strengthening our high-performance culture
Enhancing our health and safety culture
Growing our business
Our investments in new solutions and services to the shipping industry benefits the economy by:
- Promoting economic growth
- Creating value for our shareholders, partners, governments and society
- Creating jobs and economic security
To further grow our business, we have implemented several initiatives, including:
Innovating and digitalising our services, processes and systems
Growing our project cargo services
Expanding our services into new geographical areas
Cooperating with customers and suppliers to introduce new solutions to the shipping industry
Promoting transparency and working actively with anti-bribery and anti-corruption
Our Responsible Business Practises
Code of Business Ethics
Our Code of Business Ethics expresses principles to follow in terms of business practices, relations with business partners, anti-corruption, confidentiality and more.
G2 Ocean has implemented Behavioural Principles in the workplace. The Principles are developed together with our employees and are desired principles and values that shall apply to all employees.
Supplier Code of Conduct
At G2 Ocean, we set high ethical and environmental requirements for both ourselves and our suppliers. All our suppliers must commit to our Supplier Code of Conduct, and it is expected that applicable laws and regulations are adhered to.
Our whistleblowing policy ensures that illegal or unethical activities are reported, and reputational harm is avoided. We also work with an external whistleblower supplier to give employees a platform to raise concerns, without revealing their identity.
Acknowledgements and partnerships
In 2020, G2 Ocean was awarded the Gold medal by EcoVadis for its performance in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), with a score of 71/100.
EcoVadis assess policies, procedures, actions and measuring systems of approximately 65,000 companies in over 200 sectors each year. Only two per cent of companies in the transportation industry have achieved a score with a range between 65 – 85.
The Blue Circle Award
In 2020, G2 Ocean received the Blue Circle Award for the fourth consecutive year for its efforts to help maintain and protect the natural environment in and around the Port of Vancouver, Canada.
G2 Ocean has been a member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) since 2017. Together with 138 other member organisations, and specifically the Dry Bulk Working Group, we work actively towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption.