Signatory to the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization
Skuld became a signatory to the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization convened by the Getting to Zero 2030 Coalition in 2021. The call addresses the urgency to decarbonize the maritime sector, raising the awareness ahead of the COP26 and MEPC77 meetings in November 2021. The ambition of this Call to Action is full decarbonization by 2050.
Signatory to the UN Global Compact
Skuld became a signatory to the UN Global Compact Report in September 2019. This underlines our promise to pursue sustainable development and is an important tool in our sustainability work.
Skuld supports the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Signed statement for renewed global cooperation
In September 2020 and as part of the 75th anniversary of the UN, and the 20th celebrations of UN Global Compact, Skuld signed a global statement together with world business leaders for renewed global cooperation.
In times of global disruption, climate change and transformation, international cooperation is essential in upholding the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Transparency through the Global Reporting Initiative
To emphasise our responsibility and improve transparency, Skuld is reporting yearly using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) system for measurement and reporting.
Member of 'Getting to Zero 2030 Coalition'
Skuld is committed to the initiative ‘Getting to Zero 2030 Coalition’ that was launched at the UN climate action summit 2019 in New York.
The coalition is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean action, and the World Economic Forum with over 140 member companies.
By 2030, the coalition is committed to launch commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels.
Skuld has signed UN women empowerment principles
Skuld has signed the UN Women Empowerment Principles to support the advancement of equality between women and men in Skuld and in society. The principles present seven steps that business and other organisations can take to advance and empower women.
“At Skuld we promote an organisational culture which values gender equality and diversity. Providing equal employment and career development opportunities and increasing the percentage of women in managerial and key positions is closely linked to our strategy for the future.” Ståle Hansen, President and CEO, Skuld
Reporting to the SHE Index
Skuld is reporting to the SHE Index, which, powered by Ernst & Young is a catalyst for encouraging stakeholders to focus on diversity and inclusion in leadership and workforce, equal compensation and work life balance. Thus, promoting gender equality in general.
Skuld’s continued commitment to enhance gender equality and diversity is an important initiative in our sustainability work supporting UN SDG 10, reduced inequalities.
Skuld’s score on the SHE Index improved further this year, from 54 points in 2020 to 62 points in 2021. This is the result of the activities and policies Skuld has implemented to improve gender balance.
Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change
Skuld Signed the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change in January 2021. This important declaration defines four main actions to facilitate crew changes and keep global supply chains functioning, and is signed by over 750 companies and organisations (as of March 2021).