GRI Content Index

The General Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards create a common language for organisations – large or small, private or public – to report on their sustainability impacts in a consistent and credible way. By reporting in accordance with the GRI standards for 2021, we strive to enhance global comparability and increase the transparency and accountability of our organisation. Within this Sustainability Report, we refer to the following standards:

DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
GRI 2: General Disclosures
2-1 Organisational detailsa. Legal nameAbout SamskipSamskip BV
c. Location of headquartersAbout SamskipThe Netherlands
d. Countries of operationAbout SamskipEurope
2-2 Entities included in the organisations's sustainability reportinga. Entities includedAbout SamskipSamskip BV including Samskip Multimodal and Samskip HF
2-3 Reporting period, frequency, and contact pointa. Reporting period and frequencyAbout the Report2021, on an anual basis
d. Contact person for reportMessage from Our Head of Sustainable DevelopmentÓlafur Orri Ólafsson, Head of Sustainable Development
2-4 Restatements of informationa. Restatements from previous reporting periodsOur JourneyMergers and acquisitions
2-5 Ownershipa. External assurancesAbout the ReportNot assured
2-9 Governance structure and compositiona. Governance structure and committeesOur Ethical ResponsibilityManagement Board and Extended Executive Committee
2-16 Communication of critical concernsb. Total number of critical concernsOur Ethical Responsibility0 reports. However, we have not actively collected this data. Will be included in 2022 report.
2-17 Collective knowledge of the highest governance bodya. Measures taken to advance the knowledge of sustainable developmentEmployee Growth and Work Life BalanceSee pages for more info
2-22 Statement on sustainable development strategya. Statement from the CEO on the relevance of sustainable developmentMessage from our CEOSee pages for more info
2-23 Policy commitmentsa. The policy commitments for responsible business conductOur Ethical ResponsibilitySee pages for more info
2-24 Embedding policy commitmentsa. Embedding policy commitments for responsible business conductA Security System You Can Rely UponTraining provided to employees
2-25 Processes to remediate negative impactsa. Provision of remediation procedureFostering a Sustainable Culture at Samskip / Our Ethical ResponsibilityWhistleblowing procedure
b. Approach to identifying and addressing grievancesOur Ethical ResponsibilityAnonymous reporting through the whistleblowing procedure
d. Stakeholder involvementFostering a Sustainable Culture at Samskip / Our Ethical ResponsibilityAll internal stakeholders have access to the whistleblowing procedure
e. Tracking the effectiveness of the grievance mechanismsOur PerformanceWhistleblowing KPI
2-26 Mechanisms for seeking advice and raising concernsa. Mechanisms for raising concerns about the organisation's business conductFostering a Sustainable Culture at Samskip / Our Ethical ResponsibilityWhistleblowing procedure
2-28 Membership associationsa. Industry associations, other membership associations, or international advocacy organisationsCarbon Footprinting System / From Compliance to CareTNO, TLN, UK Chamber of Shipping's Carbon Working Group
2-29 Approach to stakeholder engagementa. Approach to engaging stakeholdersMessage from our Head of Sustainable DevelopmentMessage from our Head of Sustainable Development
DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
GRI 3: Material Topics 2021
3-1 Process to determine material topicsa. How topics were identified and prioritisedSamskip and the Sustainable Development GoalsSee pages for more info
3-2 List of material topicsa. List of material topicsSamskip and the Sustainable Development GoalsSee pages for more info
DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
GRI 205: Anti-corruption 2016
205-1 Corruption risksb. Risks related to corruption identified through risk assessmentsA Security System You Can Rely UponSee pages for more info
205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruptione. Total number of percentage of employees who have received training on anti-corruptionTo be determined in 2022
205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions takena. Total number of confirmed incidents of corruptionOur Ethical Responsibility0 reports
DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
GRI 302: Energy 2016
302-1 Energy consumption within the organisationa. Total energy consumptionOur PerformanceTotal energy consuption to be calculated in 2022
302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organisationb. Calculation tools usedOur Environment in NumbersCarbon Footprinting Calculator
302-3 Energy intensitya. Energy intensity ratioOur PerformanceTotal energy consumption to be calculated in 2022
302-4 Reduction of energy consumptiona Reduction of energy consumption achievedOur PerformanceTotal energy consumption to be calculated in 2022
302-5 Reductions in energy requirements of servicesb. Basis for calculating reductions in energy consuption, such as baseline or base yearOur Performance2020
DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
GRI 305: Emissions 2016
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissionsa. Scope 1 emissionsOur Performance297.900 kg-tonnes of CO₂-e
Methodologies, assumptions and calculation toolsAppendixSee Appendix for more info
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissionsa. Scope 2 emissionsOur Performance294 tonnes CO₂-e
g. Methodologies, assumptions and calculation toolsAppendixSee Appendix for more info
305-3 Indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissionsa. Scope 3 emissionsOur PerformanceDoes not include all procured services, only those directly related to movement of goods
305-4 GHG emissions intensitya. GHG emissions intensity ratio for the organisationOur PerformanceAverage of 0,04296 kg CO₂-e per tonne-km, based on Great Circle Distance and Well-to-Wake/Wheel principle.
DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
GRI 306: Waste 2020
306-1 Waste generation and related impactsa. Significant waste related impactsWaste and Water ManagementSee page for more info
306-2 Management of significant waste-related impactsa. Actions to prevent waste generationWaste and Water ManagementWaste sorting station
306-3 Waste generateda. Total waste generatedWaste and Water Management464.354 kg
306-4 Waste diverted from disposalb. Hazardous wasteWaste and Water Management3.129 kg
c. LandfillWaste and Water Management165.208 kg
306-5 Waste directed to disposala. Total waste directed to disposalWaste and Water Management165.208 kg
b. Total weight of hazardous waste directed to disposalWaste and Water Management3.129 kg
DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018
403-1 Occupational health and safety management systemb. Description of activities covered by a health and safety management systemWorking Together, Winning Together: Fostering Employee EngagementSee page for more info
403-2 Injury rates, diseases, lost days and absenteeisma. Injury rateTo be calculated in 2022
403-4 Formal agreements with trade unions covering health and safetyb. Joint health and safety committeeTo be determined in 2022
403-5 Worker training on occupational health and safetya. Occupational health and safety trainingEmployee Growth and Work Life BalanceTraining provided on handling dangerous goods
403-6 Promotion of worker healtha. Health promotion servicesOur Commitment to Diversity and InclusionMental health workshops
403-7 Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationshipsa. Approach to preventing negative occupational health and safety impactsWorking Together, Winning Together: Fostering Employee EngagementSee page for more info
DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
GRI 404: Training and Education 2016
404-1 Average hours of training per year per employeea. Average hours of training undertaken by employeesEmployee Growth and Work Life BalanceThis will be reported in 2023
404-2 Upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programmesa. Percentage of employees who received a regular performance and career development reviewTo be calculated in 2022
404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reveiwsa. Type of programmes implemented to upskill employeesEmployee Growth and Work Life BalanceSee page for more info
DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
GRI 406: Non-Discrimination 2016
406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions takena. Total number of incidentsFostering a Sustainable Culture at Samskip0 reported incidents
b. Status of incidents and actions takenFostering a Sustainable Culture at SamskipWhistleblowing procedure
DisclosuresDescriptionReference chaptersComment
GRI 413: Local Communities 2016
413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programmesa. Local community development programmesOur Performance / Our Work with CharitiesEnvironmental monitoring and community programmes in Iceland
413-2 Negative impacts on communitiesa. Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communitiesOur IndustrySee page for more info

Calculations of our Carbon Footprint KPIs

We offer multi-modal transport services for which the following relatively uniform Transport Operation Categories (TOC) were identified: 

  • Short-sea container transport;
  • Rail line haul of containers;
  • Road transport of containers;
  • Inland barge transportation of containers.
Total CO₂-e emissions and carbon efficiency per transport operation category (TOC) for 2020 and 2021
Transport Operations Category20202021
Total CO₂-e (kton, WTW)kg CO₂-e/ton-kmGCD (WTW)Total CO₂-e (kton, WTW)kg CO₂-e/ton-kmGCD (WTW)
Short-sea container transport271.30.04582249.80.04041
Rail line haul of containers47.20.0230341.00.02290
Road transport of containers114.00.09718114.80.09360
Inland barge transportation of containers4.30.032903.40.03225
Emission factors and sources that were used in case fuel use data available
Transport Operations CategoryFuel typeUnitValueSource
Short-seaHFOgCO₂-e/g fuel (WTW)3.915March 2021 ICCT report shared by fuel supplier, Table 4 (C0₂-e100)
Short-seaMGOgCO₂-e/g fuel (WTW)4.043
Short-seaMGOkg/L (density)0.837Draft ISO 14083, Table I2, North American GHG Emission Factors
Short-seaMDOgCO₂-e/g fuel (WTW)3.93
Short-seaIFO180gCO₂-e/g fuel (WTW)3.915Same value as HFO
Short-seaIFO380gCO₂-e/g fuel (WTW)3.915
Short-seaRMD380gCO₂-e/g fuel (WTW)3.93Same value as MDO
Short-seaMR1-100gCO₂/g fuel (WTW)0.575Information provided by GoodFuels
Short-seaMDF1-100gCO₂-e/g fuel (WTW)0.518Information provided by GoodFuels
Short-seaMR1-50gCO₂/g fuel (WTW)2.28150% MGO, 50% MR1-100
Short-seaMDF1-50gCO₂-e/g fuel (WTW)2.30950% MGO, 50% MDF1-100
RoadDieselkgCO₂-e/kg fuel (WTW)3.78¹Draft ISO 14083, Table A1, European GHG Emission Factors
RoadDieselkg/L (density)0.832
1 Please note that the emission factor for road does not take into account a factor for biodiesel blending
Default emission factors and sources that were used in case of missing fuel data
Transport Operations CategoryUnitValueSource
RailkgCO₂-e/ton-km (WTW)0.017GLEC Framework v0.2, Table 38
RoadkgCO₂-e/ton-km (WTW)0.075GLEC Framework v0.2, Table 42
BargekgCO₂-e/ton-km (WTW)0.0.026GLEC Framework v0.2, Table 36
Short-seakgCO₂-e/TEU-km (WTW)0.160GLEC Framework v0.2, Table 46, Intra North Europe


The carbon footprint methodology that was used for the computations is in compliance with the current status (March 2022) of the ISO 14083 committee draft. Note, however, that it is not published yet and might change due to ongoing development and negotiations. This section explains what carbon footprint KPIs have been computed, how they have been calculated and how the data gaps have been dealt with. 

In case of any further questions on the methodology, assumptions, or carbon footprinting process, please reach out to Ólafur Orri Ólafsson, the Head of Sustainable Development at

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