Global goals for sustainable development

In September 2015, countries adopted a set of sustainable development goals (SDG) to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. For the goals to be reached, all must do their part. We report annually to UN Global Compact on our efforts and results.

Ulstein Group ASA supports the Sustainable Development Goals, and is committed to making the prioritised SDGs part of the strategy, culture and operation of our company.

See our 2018 report

Achieving the SDGs is a global imperative, and requires a change from “business-as-usual” and a commitment to truly breakthrough innovation that challenges current mindsets as well as unprecedented collaboration across all sectors in society.

Ulstein’s activities are focused on ship designs and solutions, shipbuilding, marine systems and products. In addition we have ownership interests in some vessels.


Several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are highly relevant to the Shipbuilding area, due to the nature of the work carried out. Ulstein can make a difference when it comes to the impact of our activities, and this reflects our priority of goals.

Ship design

The design and solutions business area holds the key to the development of the future fleet of ships and their effect on the environment. We can make a change by working to improve our designs and the ships’ performance, and this has further influenced our priority of goals.


R&D is paramount for the continued development of Ulstein Group’s product and service portfolios. Several of our companies participate in, and initiate projects within research, innovation and competence building. We develop our activities in areas that provide added value for our customers. Life-long learning for our employees comes as a natural consequence.

International standards

Ulstein is a global player, and is active in our work against corruption, inequality and discrimination. Partnerships and the joint effort to take care of the natural environment are important to our business. We continuously follow up that our Code of Conduct, international law, rules and regulations are adhered to.

Six priority goals

Due to our key focus areas, and the areas where we have identified the possibilities to make a major change, we have decided to focus on six priority goals.

Read our COP report

Our Communication On Progress (COP) report contains our efforts within these six priority goals, see our report here.