Companies play an important role in Ocean preservation

Through their operations, offers and relationships with stakeholders, companies have a direct or indirect impact, on the health of marine and coastal ecosystems (greenhouse gas emissions, waste production, etc.). They can become agents for a protected Ocean by changing their operating ways and by influencing the behaviour of their suppliers, distributors, employees and clients.

17 Goals to change the world

To face environmental and societal challenges, the UN has proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. In just a few years, the SDGs have become the usual guidelines for corporate CSR. However, SDG no. 14, which aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans”, has been largely forgotten by French and international companies. Why is this? The ocean feels distant, the impact measurement tools non-existent and the solutions complex.

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95 %
of the world's traded goods travel through the Ocean
50 %
of the oxygen in the air we breathe comes from the Ocean
80 %
of the world's biodiversity is found in the sea

The Ocean, a vital resource

The Ocean encompasses the global phenomena that make our planet habitable for humanity. Water, weather, climate, much of our food and even the oxygen in the air we breathe are all provided and regulated by the Ocean. However, human activity is degrading its health.

Commit as a company, its collaborators and its clients

Companies have a major role to play in protecting and saving the Ocean. This is why the Fondation de la Mer helps employees and clients raise awareness and take concrete action (conferences, waste collection, etc.).

Since 2020, it has also made available the Ocean Benchmark for companies, a tool to identify and measure all their impacts, to enhance the actions already in place and to develop complementary solutions.

In 2021, together with Bureau Veritas and the French Ministry of the Sea, it is launching “OCEAN APPROVED ®”, the first international label dedicated to the preservation of the Ocean.


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