Sustainability along the strategy cascade
Key Sustainability Areas
Mer is committed to combatting climate change and supports a precautionary approach to the environment. Mer’s assessment and management of its environmental impacts is based on laws and regulations in the countries where we operate and takes guidance from relevant international standards and principles.
Therefore, Mer must:
- avoid/minimise/mitigate adverse impact from our activities,
- efficiently follow-up of scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions (greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions),
- reduce/reuse/recycle as much as possible to limit waste,
- seek to minimise ecological footprint and to sustainably manage our use of resources.
Mer is committed to conducting its activities in a way that avoids or minimize negative consequences and contributes positively to people and communities in the countries we operate.
For that purpose, we will establish and maintain a process for identifying the social risks and impacts of our activities. The type, scale and location of these activities shall guide the scope and level of effort devoted to the risks and impacts identification and management process.
Mer is committed to respecting human rights as set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and as a member of the UN Global Compact (through Statkraft) supports the protection of internationally recognised human rights. This means respecting the dignity and fundamental rights and freedoms of all individuals affected by our activities.
Mer shall be proactive and seek to have constructive dialogue and engagement with key stakeholders in their projects and operations. This includes regular interaction in a format and frequency relevant to the activity in question objective of stakeholder engagement is to enable stakeholders to share their views and concerns as well as to build trust among the involved parties.
Learn how Mer works together with stakeholders.
In Mer we are convinced that clear requirements and consistent business conduct build trust and loyalty among employees, business partners, customers and communities.
Mer has a fundamental commitment to act in an ethical and responsible manner and to comply with all applicable legal requirements wherever Mer operates. We are committed to fairness, transparency, verifiability and accuracy in all our dealings.
Mer does not tolerate and works against corruption in all its forms in the public and private sector. We do not offer, give, accept or receive bribes or other improper advantages, whether directly or indirectly, for business or private gain, whether for ourselves or for others.
National and international regulatory build the foundation of how to conduct business. The European Commission has proposed a directive on corporate Sustainability Due Diligence.
In July 2022 Norwegian regulators plan to implement the Transparency Act and regulation sets clear and ambitious requirement for how Norwegian companies should assess and comply with human rights.
The European Commission has proposed a directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence. We expect the directive to be implemented in 2024.
It is integral to our mission
To make sustainable electric mobility easy and accessible for everyone
It is in our DNA
We embed sustainability in our culture and values
It is how we win
We stand out against our competition on our sustainability credentials
It is how we work
We aim to integrate sustainability performance across our value chain and associated processes – The Mer Way