Nedstar aims to contribute to a cleaner and better world. We take our corporate social responsibility (CSR) seriously and want to make a positive impact both environmentally, socially, and economically. Therefore, we have committed ourselves to several CSR initiatives that apply to our relationships with suppliers, customers and the planet.
To focus our efforts we use the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. 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 two important initiatives.
• 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.