UN Sustainable Development Goals

Arendals Fossekompani supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have chosen six SDGs where we think we can make the largest positive contribution. Our portfolio companies have identified their own SDGs.

Our commitment to the SDGs are connected to our strategic focus areas

SDGs 5, 8 and 13 have been chosen in order to manage how we work to improve our operations. SDGs 7, 9 and 12 are chosen to address how we work to reduce negative impact on society.
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Gender equality

Arendals Fossekompani supports equal opportunities, equal rights and equal treatment for all employees regardless of gender.

Affordable and clean energy

Clean energy is closely linked to Arendals Fossekompani’s historical role and the companies we invest in. Access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy at an affordable price for everyone, is a goal that is close to our heart. We contribute by producing clean energy, and by helping other energy producers to make the most out of their resources.

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Decent work and economic growth

Arendals Fossekompani supports and contributes efforts to ensure that our employees and subcontractors have decent work, equal opportunities, fair treatment and a safe working environment.

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Our story is also about industry, innovation and infrastructure. We built infrastructure for power production and distribution more than 100 years ago. And we have played an important role in an early process that triggered the building of Norwegian industries. Today, we are a global supplier of technology, systems and solution for electrical infrastructure and the construction sector.

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Responsible consumption and production

Arendals Fosskompani's portfolio companies deliver technology, systems and solutions that make renewable energy increasingly usable and accessible, which in turn enables our customers to achieve a more efficient and sustainable use of their resources. We contribute by directly reducing our own and our clients’ greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a circular economy through reduction, re-use and recycling.

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Climate action

Arendals Fossekompani is committed to taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. We focus on making an active, determined contribution to a sustainable, low-carbon future to combat climate change. Our businesses shall be in industries where the offered products and services play a significant role in helping customers reduce their environmental footprint.