Sustainability

For Arctic, sustainability means being conscious of the impact our activities has on the surroundings and actively contribute where we can make a difference. Arctic regards its social responsibility as a commitment to being a credible and reliable partner, which acts in the best interest of customers and ethically and responsibly towards society. We aim at building long-term relationships based on trust and confidence.

Arctic seeks to reduce its environmental footprint by being a responsible purchaser, a responsible consumer and a responsible tenant. We rent modern energy-efficient offices with recycling facilities and in proximity to public transport. We have invested in energy-efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and audio-visual equipment that enables telephone and video conferences, and we avoid unnecessary travelling for both cost and environmental reasons.

Efforts with renewables

Arctic is committed to continuous development and improve­ment, and we invest our knowledge and financial resources for the long term. We enhance our competence and knowledge of renewable industries in particular, not only to be responsible, but also to gain competitive advantage.

As part of our engagement in the sector Arctic acquired in November 2019 47.5% of the shares in Cleanworld AS, one of Europe’s largest brokers of renewable energy certificates. Cleanworld is a leader in broking green certificates, including Guarantees of Origin. The market is growing rapidly and spreading to new products and areas, driven by increased requirements as to the production and consumption of renewable energy in Europe and the rest of the world. The company also owns 43.9% of the shares in the research company Greenfact AS, a specialist in analysis and data on the green certificate market. With Cleanworld and Greenfact joining the Arctic Group we aim to build a position as the leading centre of expertise with respect to broking, research and corporate services in the field of renewable energy.

Eco-lighthouse

Arctic Securities is certified by the Eco-Lighthouse foundation, fulfilling the requirements within:

  • Health, safety and the environment
  • Procurement
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Waste management
  • Aesthetics
  • Bank and Finance

The Eco-Lighthouse certification scheme is Norway’s most widely used environmental management system. Read more about the environmental certification scheme at www.miljofyrtarn.no