Sustainability



OceanPact’s commitment to sustainable development is shared with its entire team and society. Based on strict business management and corporate governance standards, OceanPact operates in Brazil and abroad without losing sight of the economic, social and environmental assertiveness of its business.

Instituto Mar Urbano

OceanPact supports Instituto Mar Urbano, a non-governmental organization that generates and shares knowledge about the marine environment, with a focus on human well-being and the natural resources essential for life.

The Institute disseminates sustainable practices, inspires, raises awareness and mobilizes society based on environmental education activities added to the dissemination of audiovisual products.

Its mission is to bring people closer to nature, bringing scientific knowledge to the population and debating current environmental issues.

Visit the website and learn more about the project.

institutomarurbano.com.br

Sustainable Development Goals

OceanPact adopts and propagates the Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations – UN. This global plan is composed of 17 goals and 169 essential goals for the viability of a sustainable society in all areas until 2030. They are as follows:

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

End hunger, achieve food security for people and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

To increase incentives for scientific research and promote greater democratization in the access to technological novelties, so that less developed countries obtain growth in their productive capacities.

To reduce internal and external inequalities of countries by promoting better income distribution, eliminating trade privileges of rich nations and strengthening ties between people occupying different territories.

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

Ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns, with substantial reduction of waste generation from loss prevention, recycling and reuse of materials.

Take urgent actions to combat climate change, with greater investment in the development of technologies that reduce impacts on the planet.

Conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources increasing awareness of pollution and eliminating all illegal practices that cause damage to the ecosystem.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, ensuring access to justice for all and building effective and accountable institutions; combat corruption, impunity, abusive and discriminatory practices, torture and all forms of restriction of individual freedoms.

Strengthen partnership and cooperation among nations; countries in better economic conditions should help developing nations achieve debt sustainability by reducing high debt.

Sustainable Development Goals

Carbon Footprint

About 40% of the world’s population, 2.4 billion people, live within 100km of the coast, with 600 million people (~ 10%) in coastal areas that are less than 10 meters above sea level 1.

Extreme weather events have intensified, and bring new challenges to all cities and coastal populations.

Ocean acidification is also a concern because it directly threatens coral reefs, the nursery of several marine species, and is fundamental to maintaining the balance and biodiversity of the oceans.

Working for the sustainable use of the oceans, OceanPact registers its own greenhouse gas emissions, and has an ongoing plan to reduce them by setting ambitious goals in a consistent program to be published by March 2021.

We already have initiatives to reduce the consumption of diesel oil on our vessels, and we finance pilot projects to reduce emissions through the adoption of low (or even zero) fuel consumption autonomous vessels to monitor and collect a series of oceanographic data, as well as projects for the protection of coral reefs and replanting of mangrove forests.

1 – Source: OECD (oceanconference.un.org)