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

In G2 Ocean, we focus on sustainability across three mutually reinforcing components: 


Environmental Sustainability


Social Development


Economic Growth

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

Achieving our operational, financial, and sustainability targets could not succeed without empowering our people to find new and innovative ways to improve our services and processes.

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

Strong economic performance, along with social responsibility and environmental stewardship, is part of being a sustainable shipping company.

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.

Behavioural Principles

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. 

Whistleblowing Policy

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

G2 Ocean cooperates closely with partners worldwide to achieve sustainable development. Some examples include:


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 was approved as a certified member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program in 2018. CTPAT focuses on improving the security of private companies’ supply chains to reduce the risks of terrorism and membership is required by many US customers. After comprehensive assessments and an on-site audit, the company was reapproved for the period 2019 – 2022.


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.