Our approach to ESG
ESG topics are core premises for our investment and business decisions. We approach ESG considerations along two pillars:
We seek to ensure that our portfolio companies implement processes and procedures for sustainable development in a way that ensures long-term value creation for our shareholders. Our ambition is that our portfolio companies represent the benchmark for profitable, safe, and sustainable operations.
Read more about our commitments to ESG considerations in our annual ESG report. Download at the bottom of this web page.
We put our focus where we can make the biggest difference
8: Decent work and economic growth
13: Climate action
14: Life below water
17: Partnerships for the goals
Aker recognizes and respects the UN’s 17 goals for sustainable development. We have identified four sustainability goals that we positively impact. Aker makes a self-assessment to identify the areas where we can have the greatest positive impact based on market analysis by the World Benchmarking Alliance.
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Aker's reporting and ESG related issues will from 2020 be based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. The report will be prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards Core Option. As requested by the GRI, Aker conducts a materiality analysis to identify the most material sustainability topics, also taking into account the views of our most important stakeholders. The materiality analysis is approved by the Management and Board of Directors. The report also follows TCFD reporting framework, where Aker especially considers the climate-related risks and opportunities of the business. Aker uses a third party for independent assurance of our sustainability reporting routines, as well as for the GHG emissions accounts. We also disclose annual ESG performance data and targets in the annual CDP report, available here: Aker ASA CDP Score Report 2019.