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Goals and strategy

The Port of Aarhus is Denmark’s largest commercial port - and with that title also comes a certain responsibility. We handle large quantities of goods, which involves traffic with ships, trucks and trains in and out of the port. In addition, the port area houses approx. 150 very different companies. That is why we do what we can to take responsibility for the world we all share.

Today we work with sustainable transformation on three levels; in our own company, in collaboration with the other companies at the port and in a number of networks at both national and international level.

Our goal

"For many years, the Port of Aarhus has worked with sustainability to a lesser extent, but in 2019 we took a significant step with the new strategy for the company, as we have set ourselves the ambitious goal of becoming the most sustainable port in the Baltic Sea area."

Anne Zachariassen, COO, Port of Aarhus

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UN World Goals

The UN’s World Goals form the framework for our efforts to become the most sustainable port in the Baltic Sea region. We support all of the UN’s 17 world goals, but we have chosen to prioritise four goals, where in our role as a dynamic industrial area and as part of the local community in Aarhus, we can make an extraordinary effort.

The four goals are:

  • Sustainable energy (SDG 7)
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9)
  • Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11)
  • Life at sea (SDG 14)

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This is how we will reach the goal

To ensure that we reach our goal of becoming the most sustainable port in the Baltic Sea region, we established our baseline for CO2 contributions in 2019. This baseline is a good starting point for our further work as well as our close collaboration with the companies at the port and Aarhus municipality. Our measurable CO2 efforts will be continuously reported through our annual sustainability report.

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Read our sustainability report


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