For us at Stena, sustainability and social responsibility involve a desire to contribute to economic development, reduce our impact on the environment and act ethically in everything we do. At the same time, we strive to improve quality of life for our employees, their families and society at large.

Care, innovation and performance are core values that are ingrained in the work of the Stena Group. This means that safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly performance will be synonymous with the Stena brand. “Stena Care” is about creating value and success in every part of our companies’ activities and in all our stakeholder relationships.
We are aware that our activities affect the world around us – both positively and negatively. While we are proud of facilitating globalization, increasing global prosperity and enabling a more even spread of wealth, we are well aware that globalization also generates more transport. Although maritime transport is the most environmental friendly way of transporting goods measured in emissions per ton kilometer, it still has an impact on the environment and climate. Stena is therefore fully committed to minimizing the impacts of maritime transport with the aim to reduce bunker consumption per nautical mile with 2.5% per year.

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Through the continuous adaptation of technological innovations, led by Stena Teknik, we aim to be one of the industry’s leading companies with regard to low emission levels both into the air and the sea. One other recent example being the conversion of the large Ro-Pax ferry Stena Germanica to cleaner methanol propulsion – a first in the world and a big step toward methanol being a sustainable maritime fuel for the future, substantially reducing SOx, particles and NOx emissions.
We also work meticulously to achieve the highest operational quality and safety standards, demonstrated by a steady decrease in reported incidents (LTI).
Contributing to a sustainable society means not only looking at today’s benefits, but also considering how we can help create a positive future for coming generations. By building long-term relationships with our customers, suppliers and partners, we are committed to providing high quality and top service in what we deliver. We shall maintain the highest standards of safety throughout the value chain and strive to ensure that trust is the basis of all our relationships with society.

Organisation of sustainability efforts

Our guiding booklet “Principles, convictions and basic values for Stena AB” constitutes the foundation for all our activities and is based on the principle that we must safeguard the resources of the company and the world around us. Group-wide policies on the environment and safety have been in place for a number of years. Each individual company is then responsible for formulating its own environmental and safety goals, based on its own operations. All business areas have individuals who are responsible for the environment and safety and monitoring the results at company level, while at central level there is a person responsible for sustainability and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) issues.
The Stena Sphere QSE forum gathers together people from all of the companies in the Stena Sphere to share their experience and knowledge in the area of quality, safety and environment.



Considering Stena’s operations within shipping we are proud to take part in facilitating globalisation and increase global prosperity. However, we are well aware that globalisation also generates more transport. Although maritime transport is the most environmental friendly way of transporting goods measured in emission per tonne kilometer, it still has an impact on the environment and climate. Given that the sea is a vital natural resource for Stena´s operations the company therefore supports an initiative called Ocean Health Index. Ocean Health Index is the first index to present the state of the sea in several different areas. The aim is to encourage decision makers to create conditions for a more prosperous ocean and to monitor progress towards this goal.

In recent years piracy has become a major problem for shipping, and in addition to the risk to personal safety, it also means increased costs for companies and consumers around the world. Trying to influence the root cause of the problem with piracy outside the coast of Somalia, Stena has joined forces with Shell, BP, Maersk and the Japanese shipping companies MOL; NYK and K Line to support a UN Development Programme focusing on community and job creation projects in the coastal region of the country.