Growing Sustainably

Our commitment to sustainability lies at the heart of our operations – from our health, safety and environmental performance, to our asset management, investment decisions and the way we recruit and develop our people.

Stolt-Nielsen strives to operate in a manner that is safe for both people and the environment. Our efforts to achieve these goals are supported by a broad range of existing policies and practices, and we are actively engaged in long-term planning to enhance our safety and environmental performance in the future.

Our contribution to the UN SDGs

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework for governments, businesses and individuals to work to, creating a better future for both people and the planet. We have identified three SDGs where Stolt-Nielsen can help.


UN Global Compact

Stolt-Nielsen is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) , an initiative for businesses committed to aligning their operations with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our Business Code of Conduct and supporting global policies incorporate the UNGC Ten Principles, and we reflect the basic concepts of fairness, honesty and respect for people and the environment in the way we operate our business. As a signatory of the UNGC, we disclose our progress on the implementation of the Ten Principles and the ways in which we are supporting the 2030 development agenda.

Setting the standard

Several external organisations assess our sustainability progress across the Group. Both Stolt Tankers and Stolt Tank Containers currently hold a silver CSR rating from EcoVadis. Stolthaven Terminals complies with regulatory requirements across all operations. Our fully owned terminals at Dagenham, UK and Moerdijk, the Netherlands, meet the requirements of the EU Seveso III Directive. Our Singapore, Australia and New Zealand sites meet similar standards based on the principles of the Directive. Stolt Sea Farm is accreddited by GLOBALG.A.P. which governs not only food safety but also good aquaculture practices.

Our ongoing sustainability programmes ensure compliance with several internationally recognised quality standards including ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 22000 (Food Safety Management). and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management).