CSR

At Port of Aalborg CSR is not just a three-letter trendy abbreviation - CSR is an integral part of our DNA. A holistic approach not only to create economic growth, but also to contribute to a safe and secure society with opportunities in life, balance, growth as well as a strong and inclusive community. A society that understands how to nurture and harness its potential and empower people and businesses to grow and fulfil their dreams.

Greater Society
Port of Aalborg’s CSR strategy is called Greater Society. We have framed all the CSR concepts and initiatives in Greater Society around five core areas which are specifically determined by our role as central infrastructure and our core businesses:

  • Good Governance and Partnerships
  • Innovation
  • Green transition
  • Human rights and work environment
  • Good Life

Good Governance and partnerships are particularly emphasised because sustainability and value-creating development in general depend upon them. Greater Society is not created by us alone – it is created through synergies between the city, industry, research and the port, in which Port of Aalborg as central infrastructure and a commercial actor often forms a natural framework.

The UN’s 17 sustainable development goals
A natural part of this is active policy work and we concentrate our strategic business management around the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals. As an extension of our core areas, we have a particular focus on six selected goals:

  • 4: Quality education
  • 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • 13: Climate action
  • 17: Partnerships for the goals

Our work with SDGs is also integrated into our certified management system (including CSR: DS 49001/ISO 26000).

Download Port of Aalborg's CSR report 2020/21

 

Three core values in Port of Aalborg's CSR profile

We Dare

It takes courage, leadership and transformation to reach our ambitious growth targets and create long-term results, but we believe that success can also be achieved through cooperation and partnerships.

We Care

The overall development of society means a lot to us both in terms of conscience and rationale, as we exist because of the society around us and it is society that enables us to achieve our targets for growth.

We Share

We deploy our resources strategically and commercially in the wider community, enabling them to return stronger and work for our company in society.

CSR management: ISO/DS 49001

At Port of Aalborg, we are aware that, as a company, we have a responsibility towards the local community. We have therefore chosen to become certified in CSR management. The CSR certification systematises our relations with the local community. It ensures that we regularly develop our systems and it challenges our business management and priorities. 

Focus on sports and culture

Part of Port of Aalborg’s profits are earmarked for specific sports and culture projects in Aalborg. Port of Aalborg assumes a leading role in such projects as:

  • Cool East, aimed at creating joy and pride in living and working in East Aalborg. Cool East is the main sponsor of the Aalborg Pirates ice hockey club and supports charity events, concerts, Shrovetide festivities, the play centre, pillow fights, exercise days, education etc.
  • Aalborg Waterfront, aimed at supporting activities in and around the bay, including Aalborg Regatta and The Tall Ships Races.
  • QNorth, which aims to develop and support activities with a particular emphasis on the enhanced welfare of children and opportunities for women in society.
  • Port of Aalborg also supports AaB women’s football team and youth hockey, EH Aalborg women's handball team, the painting Murmal on the Hedegaard silo and a host of other activities.

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