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Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard commented “Enabling sustainable maritime development is at the core of Gard’s mission statement towards 2025 and beyond. We want to improve our own operations and aspire to be a driving force within our industry, as well help Members and clients, people and society make the most of opportunities offered by the blue economy.

“The sheer range of topics covered in this report illustrates very clearly that sustainability is broadly woven into our core business activities. Through risk prevention, risk reduction and risk sharing we help protect the lives and livelihoods of seafarers and make the oceans cleaner and safer.

“However, sustainable business is not just about what we do today. Change is happening all around us - climate change, energy transition, geopolitical tensions, digitalisation and cyber risks mean that our stakeholders demand more from us. So, this is also about what we can do to be better prepared for the future, ensuring that we meet the emerging needs and expectations of our Members, clients, employees, supply chain partners and other business partners as well as the expectations of society at large”.

Gard Sustainability Report 2019