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Putting sustainability at the core of our business - Vårgrønn joins the UN Global Compact

February 27, 2023

Sustainability is at the core of our business at Vårgrønn, which is why we have now become a signatory to the UN Global Compact. We are committing to upholding their ten principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption in all our business activities and processes.

The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative that centres around CEO commitments. The initiative counts more than 15,000 companies world-wide as signatories.

“Safeguarding human and labour rights, protecting the environment and supporting anti-corruption are essential fundamentals of responsible business conduct. We have been incorporating these principles across Vårgrønn’s processes and practices since the company’s inception. By now becoming an official signatory to the UN Global Compact, we commit to continuing to uphold these principles,” says Vårgrønn CEO Olav Hetland.
“We will also go further. We are strongly committed to contributing positively to the climate, nature and people with our offshore wind projects. In our forthcoming Environmental, Social and Governance strategy we will set out how we work towards these ambitions.”
“As a company and industry, we are at an early growth stage, so now is the time to put sustainability at the centre of how we operate. At Vårgrønn, we aim to be an industry frontrunner, and we will collaborate closely with our partners and suppliers to deliver on our strategy and commitments.”

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

Explore the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in detail.

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