Ocean health

Ocean health is pivotal to the health of nature and people. Higher sea temperatures and the proliferation of plastic waste indicate that ocean health is under threat.

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Ambition

As a citizen of the oceans, we will contribute to protecting the health of oceans, and continuously reduce our own impacts.

Targets 2018

Mature the partnership with the World Ocean Council and the science community. Explore partnership opportunities in the marine plastic litter community. All vessels are compliant with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.

Progress 2018

One non-compliance with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.

Supported the Ocean Cleanup Project in their first large-scale deployment of cleaning device for collecting ocean plastics. 

Established partnerships with the scientific community on ocean health. 

Joined and launched the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Business Action Platform, a three-year project. 

Targets 2019

All vessels are compliant with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. Continue collaboration with the Ocean Cleanup Project. Support ocean science research through data collection and partnerships. 

Read more on page 37 in our Sustainability Report 2018.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals

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