Global goals for sustainable development

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

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.
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.

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Four priority goals

Ulstein’s activities are based on ship designs and solutions, shipbuilding, marine systems and products. Due to the nature of our business, we have identified the below, four, prioritised goals where we see the possibilities to make an impact.

Ulstein's four prioritised Sustainable Development Goals.
Ulstein's four prioritised Sustainable Development Goals.


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 shipbuilding activities, and this reflects our priority of goals.

Ship design

The design & solutions business area holds the key to the development of the existing and future fleet of ships and their effect on the global environment. We can make an impact by continuing to improve our designs and the ships’ performance.


Innovation 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 stakeholders. Life-long learning for our employees comes as a natural consequence.

International standards

Ulstein is a global player and is actively working 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, laws, rules and regulations are adhered to.

Annual COP report

Our Communication On Progress (COP) report is submitted each year to the UN Global Compact.