Sustainable Port Authority

Sustainability is one of the core values at Gothenburg Port Authority and an important starting point for all the work that is carried on. Our definition of sustainability includes the three dimensions that make up the concept: social, environmental and economic. We regard sustainability as achieving a balance between these three dimensions.

We have chosen to make sustainability an integral part of our operations as a whole. This means that in a number of areas we go beyond what the law requires and we strive to achieve openness and transparency in everything we do.

Focal areas as part of our financial responsibility: 

  • Satisfied customers
  • Development of the freight hub
  • A stable economy
  • Strong business ethics

 

Focal areas as part of our social responsibility: 

  • Work environment, safety and health
  • Diversity and equal opportunities
  • Non-discrimination
  • Skills development
  • Reduced exclusion

 

Focal areas as part of our environmental responsibility:

  • Climate
  • Biodiversity
  • Air emissions
  • Efficient use of resources

 

Gothenburg Port Authority is certified according to the working environment standard OHSAS 18001. Gothenburg Port Authority is also certified according to the quality standard ISO 9001 and the environmental standard ISO 14001.

Read more in our Sustainability Report, which is prepared in accordance with the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.

SINCE 2011 GOTHENBURG PORT AUTHORITY HAS HAD ITS HEAD OFFICE IN AMERIKASKJULET. IN 2015, SOLAR PANELS WERE INSTALLED ON THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING.

Climate-neutral company

Since 2015, Gothenburg Port Authority has been a climate-neutral company. By investing in solar panels, biogas and district heating and other environmental measures, emissions have been reduced to a minimum. We offset the remainder by contributing to the expansion of a wind farm in China.

Carbon emissions within the Port of Gothenburg derive largely from electricity use, heating of premises and the operation of working vessels and production vehicles. Carbon offsetting of energy use takes place down to the last gram, which makes the company climate-neutral.

Carbon offsetting takes place via a wind farm in the Jilin province in north-east China, which is run exclusively through companies seeking to offset their emissions. With the aid of the Port of Gothenburg, the province of Jilin, which is dominated by coal-fired power plants, can reduce its carbon emissions by the same amount generated by the port.