To focus our efforts we use the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We support all 17 SDGs but the most relevant to our work are: SDG 8 Decent Work & Economic Growth, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & Production and SDG 13: Climate Action.
SDG 9: Decent work
We do all we can to empower local production in emerging markets and apply fair-trade principles in our dealings with local producers.
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
We are committed to working exclusively with counterparties who operate responsibly
SDG 13: Climate Action
At Nedstar, we believe in deeds not words. So we’ve signed up to three important initiatives:
• The GoodShipping Program, which will help us make our container shipments less polluting by replacing fossil fuels with clean, climate-neutral, sustainable fuels.
• Tree Nation, who enable us to plant trees that compensate our CO2 emissions.
• IMO 2020 — we welcome the International Maritime Organisation’s IMO 2020 regulation, which sets a maximum sulphur content of 0.5% in marine fuels. This will reduce air pollution from the shipping industry by 77% and have a major positive environmental impact.