Thome Group's Environmental, Social, and Governance

Thome Group's Environmental, Social, and Governance

This is Thome’s first voluntary sustainability report which reflects the company’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Report covers Thome’s ESG factors, performance and target for the reporting period of 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 (“FY 2020”); and the associated strategies for the upcoming years.

The scope of the report covers the main activities of Thome Group including offshore management, ship management, crewing and marine consultancy.

Thome supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) and have identified 3 of the 17 SDGs where we believe can make the largest impact.

The Executive Vice Chairman’s Foreword

Claes Eek Thorstensen
Executive Vice Chairman, Thome Group

The year 2020 was an unforgettable year for many of us here at Thome and across the globe because of the many challenges brought about by the coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic. In the ship management industry, the global restrictions on travel and movement made the business envi­ronment more challenging.

Despite the challenges faced in 2020, we are pleased to announce that Thome has published its first voluntary Sustainability Report to showcase our sustainability efforts and value creation for our stakeholders. Despite the challenges faced, our efforts and commitment to sustainability have not wavered. We place evermore impor­tance on the safety and development of our people in this dynamically changing situation. We strive to embed sustainability in all aspects of our operations and business conduct.

The CEO’s Message

Olav Nortun
Chief Executive Officer

It is with immense pleasure that I present Thome's first voluntary sustainability report which showcases our commitment to a more sus­tainable future. The year 2020 has been filled with many unprecedented changes and challeng­es for the ship management industry and in spite of this, Thome has voluntarily reported on its sus­tainability performance to monitor and report our progress to meet the UN Sustainable Develop­ment Goals. At Thome, we believe that being transparent allows us to consider our impacts on various sustainability issues and stakeholders, mitigate any risks and tap into new opportunities.

In 2020, our Business Continuity Plan has al­lowed the Group to continue functioning within the limitations set by various countries around the world. An internal pandemic committee was set up to address the various challenges which has affected crew changeovers during the COVI D-19 pandemic. Against this backdrop, I am pleased to report that we have not only continued to be a re­liable partner but also prioritised the safety and wellbeing of our seafarers at the same time. We were decisive in immediately forming an Emer­gency Response Team to deal with the challenges faced by managed vessels and crew.