Member of Getting Zero Coalition
In 2020, Port Esbjerg became a member of the global ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’, an alliance launched in 2019 by prominent players in the shipping industry.
The UN’s International Maritime Organization, IMO, has an ambition of reducing total greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared to the 2018 levels. That is why the goal of the coalition is to put the first zero emission vessels into operation by 2030.
More than 100 global organisations and companies have already joined the coalition – including Maersk, Ørsted, DFDS and now Port Esbjerg.
Port Esbjerg’s sustainability strategy
Sustainability and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a strategic priority for Port Esbjerg.
The Port’s sustainability strategy focuses on efficient and sustainable port operations, transport of goods, green transition, socio-economic contributions, occupational health and safety and on minimizing the climate and environmental impact of our port-related operations.
Building and maintaining close partnerships forms an integral part of our approach in all these areas.
New sustainability alliance
In 2019, Port Esbjerg formed an alliance with nine other Nordic ports intended to accelerate the development of sustainable solutions.
The ten ports have signed a joint agreement committing to making a targeted effort to support a green transition in port operations in the years ahead.
Focus on environment, climate and working environment
Port Esbjerg is a responsible port aiming for high environmental, climate and working environment standards.
The environmental profile illustrates the Port’s efforts and results and the ways in which these efforts can create value for the Port’s customers and employees.
EcoPorts is the main environmental initiative of the European port sector. It was initiated by a number of proactive ports in 1997 and has been fully integrated into the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) since 2011. The overarching principle of EcoPorts is to raise awareness on environmental protection through cooperation and sharing of knowledge between ports and improve environmental management.
Port Esbjerg has actively participated in this collaboration since 2013.