Equinor Becomes Founding Patron in UN Group for Sustainable Ocean Business
Equinor announced Friday, on World Oceans Day, that it has become a founding patron in the United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business.
The action platform, which was launched today at the UN headquarters in New York, is a three-year global program bringing together business, civil society, the UN and governments to advance the ocean economy and sustainable development.
Supported by the government of Norway, the action platform will develop a business leadership framework focused on the growth, innovation and sustainability of the ocean, with a specific aim to scale-up the commitments and performance of companies.
“Equinor provides energy to millions of people every day from our offshore operations around the world. As one of the world’s largest offshore operators of oil and gas and an innovator in offshore wind, ocean sustainability is at the heart of our operations and strategy,” Bjørn Otto Sverdrup, senior vice president for corporate sustainability at Equinor, said in a company statement.
“We are proud to be part of the leadership in the United Nations Global Compact action platform for sustainable oceans,” he added.
The program is part of a broader portfolio of action platforms introduced by the UN Global Compact to facilitate the achievement of the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development and its 17 global goals. Equinor is also participating in the action platform on pathways to low-carbon and resilient development.
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