CSUB at the “Sustainable Businesses” course organized by GCE NODE. Left-right: Pål Castberg (VP Project), Eli Bell (VP Production), Jon Inge Brattekås (SVP Market and Technology), and Arne Aarvik (HSEQ).

When customers demand documentation of their suppliers’ impact on the world, it provides an opportunity for those who do things right and can report well.

Four more companies in the GCE NODE cluster recently completed the “Sustainable Business” course in the GCE NODE Business Development Lab. The course addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals (including the 169 sub-goals), how to set your own ambitions, and how to choose your reporting frameworks. For some companies, this implies breaking new ground. For others, it is a chance to confirm that they are up to speed on how to collect relevant data and report on their findings.

“Customers expect us to document how our business affects the environment. By complying, we put ourselves in a better situation to win more contracts. Going forward, carbon emissions will be a driver for new and continued business for us,” says Jon Inge Brattekås, SVP Market and Technology at CSUB.

Producing subsea composites solutions, CSUB was one of companies that completed the course.

“So far, our work within sustainability has been driven by one or a few individuals. Having a wider group of executives participate in this program, we are securing a broader understanding of sustainability and sustainability reporting at our head office,” says Eli Bell, VP Production at CSUB.

Other companies at the course included Nymo, Telenor Maritime and Firenor. The latter is a company supplying fire suppression systems for offshore wind, oil & gas and more.

Said Kjetil Kleven, Managing Director at Firenor: “During prequalification, there are always questions regarding sustainability. To take part in the energy transition, we are currently developing our sustainability policy.”

Telenor Maritime is already submitting a sustainability report to the market.

“We are here to learn more and to increase engagement in sustainability and sustainability reporting in our organization. We do well, but we can do better,” said Tone Wiese Mannsåker, Head of Business Support and Compliance at Telenor Maritime.

Tone Wiese Mannsåker is Head of Business Support and Compliance at Telenor Maritime.
“To take part in the energy transition, we are currently developing our sustainability policy,” said Kjetil Kleven, Managing Director at Firenor.

April 18th 2024

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