Aker Horizons is an owner of industry-leading companies driving decarbonization and sustainable development, and a developer of projects converting renewable energy into clean hydrogen and its derivatives. Sustainability at Aker Horizons encompasses the investments we make, the projects we develop, and our engagement with the companies we own. We are committed to develop a portfolio of companies and projects that are planet-positive.
The concept of planet-positive recognizes that climate action and sustainable development cannot be reduced to a simple, one-dimensional approach.
To qualify as planet-positive, the activity must have a significant positive impact on one environmental objective, without causing serious adverse impact on another environmental objective or have an adverse social impact. Environmental objectives may include for instance climate mitigation, pollution reduction, circular business models or biodiversity impact.
Our sustainability ambition is anchored in our strategy and embedded in the highest level of governance in our organization. Aker Horizons’ sustainability policy summarizes our commitments across four key pillars:
1 Measuring total capital investments, projects in operation and construction and annual emissions reduction from projects in operation and construction respectively (as defined by Aker Horizons’ accounting policy), originated by Aker Horizons and platform companies, before sell-downs. For other projects, Aker Horizons’ or platform companies’ pro rata share of projects has been applied.
Since 2021 Aker Horizons has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Aker Horizons is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investments, and a partner of the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative of the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change. Aker Horizons was for the first time in 2022 a disclosing company to the Carbon Disclosure Project, and has committed to set a science-based target through the Science-Based Targets initiative.
1 Market-based, the location-based proportion was 98.56%.
2 The number of employees working for companies where Aker Horizons is the main shareholder, directly or indirectly, increased from 862 to 1,177.
Aker Horizons welcomes feedback on how we manage sustainability, including but not limited to human and labor rights. If you, as an individual, community or company, have questions or concerns regarding our activities, our feedback channel is open to anyone. All grievances are taken seriously. It is possible to report anonymously, and the mechanism is available in many languages. Please select the category “other” if the concern is not related to compliance and integrity, but relates to the topics described above – including human rights.
If you seek information about Aker Horizons’ work on sustainability, including requests associated with the duty to provide information under the Norwegian Transparency Act, please contact our Sustainability Director.