Agder Energi is a member of the following networks and alliances:
The UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is the UN initiative for sustainable business practice. With 10,000 member companies around the world, the UN Global Compact is the world’s biggest sustainability initiative for businesses. Its Norwegian office opened in September 2019. UN Global Compact Norway has over 120 Norwegian members, and Agder Energi is one of them. The UN Global Compact aims to inspire businesses to turn challenges relating to sustainability into specific business opportunities and value creation at the same time as demonstrating social responsibility.
Skift – The Business Community’s Climate Leaders
Skift is made up of the most ambitious companies in Norway with respect to climate change, and Agder Energi is a proud to be a member. Skift’s object is to lead the way in identifying new business opportunities on the road to a low-emission society. Member companies have ambitious climate targets and clear climate strategies, and their business activities promote green value creation, create jobs, and reduce emissions. Skift also wants to speed up the transition to a green economy to help meet Norway’s climate targets under the Paris Agreement and the government’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030.
Zero is an environmental not-for-profit organisation founded in 2002 by a group of former activists and employees from Nature and Youth and from Bellona. Zero has only one priority: the climate emergency. ZERO is working to ensure that we can all make a difference and become part of the solution. Its goal is to promote zero emissions solutions at the expense of ones that do produce emissions. The organisation has no affiliation to any political party. Agder Energi has been a partner of Zero since 2017.
Klimapartnere is a partnership between academia and public and private enterprises that was established in Arendal in 2009. Since then, Klimapartnere has set up all across Norway, with each region being independent and focusing on local issues. All regions follow the same methodology and overall strategy, and they cooperate across the country in order to reap the maximum rewards from the partnership. Agder Energi is one of the key partners in Klimapartnere in Agder.
Eco-Lighthouse is a national environmental certification scheme run by the Eco-Lighthouse Foundation. The foundation was established in 2003 by leading business and government entities. A digital system gives companies practical tools to help them work systematically on improving their environmental performance in the areas working environment, waste management, energy consumption, purchasing and transport. Agder Energi was certified under the Eco-Lighthouse scheme in 2016, and its certification was renewed in 2019.