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Sustainable Development Goals at SHV

We are in business to create a sustainable future and ongoing value, not only for our customers, partners and stakeholders, but also for society at large. We want to grow for the benefit of our shareholders and our employees as well as for the well-being of society and the environment in which we live and work. In this rapidly changing world, sustainability has to be integrated into the way we do business, targeting those areas where we can have the most impact. In doing this, we align with the most widely used definition of sustainability that was introduced by the United Nations (UN) in 1987: meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Three focus areas

Transitioning towards a more sustainable and resilient SHV family of companies, requires taking an integrated approach that recognises that these challenges - and their solutions - are interrelated. Our Groups work on multiple topics, some of them specific to their industry or geography. However, we can have more impact on some topics when we approach them together. As such we have defined three focus areas that contribute to SDG 8, 13 and 17. These topics were carefully selected after conducting a materiality assessment with more than 5,000 stakeholders and with backing from all SHV Groups.

SHV Energy - BioLPG

SHV Energy - How is BioLPG made?

ERIKS sustainability film

Nutreco - Skretting Sustainable Catfish Programme Nigeria

Mammoet Trailer Power Assist reduces the number of trucks required to pull and steer to just one, whilst greatly enhancing trailer combination versatility, maneuverability, and safety of the entire transport.

SHV Energy partners with Tanktastic for smart cylinders

Mammoet Enviro-Mat provides a sustainable alternative to solid foundation to support equipment and structures.

Makro opens sustainable 'LEED' stores

SHV Energy, SkyNRG and KLM partner for sustainable aviation fuel

Sustainability reports

All the Groups are working to contribute to a more sustainable future in their respective industries. Makro, ERIKS, SHV Energy and Nutreco publish a sustainability report, which can be found below.