D/S Norden has published its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report for 2014. The CSR report presents an overview of Norden’s CSR strategy, performance, achievements and future goals. The report is named On Track.
“We have reached the majority of the targets which we have set. For those areas where we have not reached our targets, we have identified the causes and will use the lessons learned to better help us reach our future goals,” said Michael Tønnes Jørgensen, CFO and chairman of the CSR Executive Body. The main CSR focus area for Nordern in 2014 has been anti-corruption.
“We have developed an Anti-Corruption Compliance Programme, which provides a framework for our work within anti-corruption. It also provides our employees with tools and procedures to guide them in their daily work. Nordern has, as part of industry collaboration, been instrumental in developing anti-corruption training for senior management, captains and operators for the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) and its members. The training was made available for all the members in September and has been launched by Nordern within our organisation for the senior management, captains and operators,” said Jørgensen.
During the year, Norden was rewarded with a position on the A List in the Carbon Disclosoure Project’s (CDP) Climate Performance Leadership Index. This is the highest category that a company can achieve, and it shows that Nordern has gone from “beyond transparency” to “excellent performance”.
“2015 will be another exciting year within CSR for Nordern, where we will focus on three main CSR activities. The first one is to develop tailor-made anti-corruption training for the rest of our employees. By the end of 2015 all employees will have undergone anti-corruption training. The second activity is to complete Nordern’s human rights impact assessments as required by the UN Guiding Principles. The third and last activity is the development of a new CSR strategy for the period 2016 to 2018,” said Jørgensen.
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