Sustainability strategy

 UN Global Goals

PORT EMPLOYEES ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

It is vital to the Port of Grenaa that the sustainable development goals are widely rooted in the organisation, and the employees have even been involved in the sustainability strategy for 2025.

And now, the employees are again invited to join the discussion of how we as individuals can include the sustainable development goals on a daily basis. In February, all employees participated in a joint workshop and sustainable development game at the Port Centre. It was a day with ample time and space for dialogue and more knowledge about the UN sustainable development goals.

COWI PARTICIPATED AS MODERATOR AND GAME MASTER

COWI facilitated the workshop and participated as both moderator and game master during the day. The selected sustainable development goal of the Port of Grenaa was highlighted and specific everyday cases were discussed in the groups, all with individual “game boards”. The purpose of the game was not to win, but to kick-start a positive discussion about the green transition.

SPECIFIC IDEAS FOR ACTION WERE PRIORITISED

The result was an efficient day, where everyone got the opportunity to contribute with specific ideas based on their daily work. Plenty of great and specific ideas for action were compiled, and the management will now continue the difficult but important work in the “engine room” with prioritising possible initiatives.

The sustainability strategy of the Port of Grenaa has so far included specific and carefully selected elements related to the sustainable development goals.

- “Being an industrial and commercial port with an organisation comprising of just 22 individuals, we simply don’t have the capacity to work with all sustainable development goals at once. However, we can wholeheartedly address carefully and strategically selected objectives. Actions with an immediate and long-term impact - and actions that make sense, both environmentally and economically”, says CEO at Port of Grenaa, Henrik Carstensen, who is very happy about the commitment of the employees.

- “We are already doing a lot of great things, and we have also implemented numerous elements of our sustainability strategy. We are taking small and big steps in our green transition”, Henrik Carstensen concludes.