UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (or Global Goals for Sustainable Development) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly.

The SDGs are part of Resolution 70/1 of the United Nations General Assembly: “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

For years, DESMI has been committed to sustainable growth and as a natural step now also to the UN sustainable development goals set up by UN, and we stand together with local authorities and other manufacturers to try to make a difference.

At DESMI we are committed to the UNDP goals within various business segments:

DESMI EnviRo-Care


The mission of DESMI EnviRo-Care is to reduce the plastic pollution of the oceans. Therefore, we aim to tackle the problem as close to the source of pollution as possible.


Goal 6

We collect & recover floating waste with our proven equipment from rivers, canals, lakes, seas and oceans, in order to ensure clean water surfaces, less health risks and sanitation in the local societies.

Goal 8

At DESMI, we give chance to both men & women to come forward, get educated about the best waste management practices, create awareness & jobs by empowering local governmental clean-up initiatives and contribute to increased socio-economic value and growth.

Goal 11

DESMI ensures maximum floating waste recovery as close to the source of pollution as possible, aiming no plastic waste leakage to support local 3R initiatives.

Goal 13

DESMI’s constant product development and journey to deliver carbon neutral solutions to solve one of the biggest global pollution challenge, is a strong commitment towards UN goals.

Goal 14

It is our duty as human to connect strongly to the nature. Therefore, DESMI commits to development of solutions that are environment & marine life friendly.

Goal 15

DESMI’s business “EnviRo-Care” offers clean-up solutions not only in the oceans, seas and near shore areas but within the heart of the busiest cities to ensure quality environment, clean waterways and good well-being of the local societies. Not to forget the reduced risk of flooding’s when DESMI clean-up systems have been put in constant use.

Goal 17

DESMI cannot alone create a huge positive impact on the global challenges, we create an impact together with OUR PARTNERS, and to name few, it is ours suppliers, sub-suppliers, customers, distributors & agents and none the less our brand ambassadors “our employees”. Every partnership that is created is focused on creating impact on the UN goals & company environmental targets.

DESMI Ocean Guard


Ballast Water Management Systems:
DESMI Ocean Guard develops and sells ballast water management systems for the removal of living organisms from ships' ballast water.

Goal 14

Ballast water management is needed in order to protect marine ecosystems and human interests that coexist within the existing ecosystems around the globe. Ships are carrying ballast water and the ballast water often originates from environmental ecosystems with different organisms than the ecosystem in which the ballast water is discharged. The water contains different kinds of organisms that can invade local maritime ecosystems and become invasive species.

DESMI Scrubber Pump Solutions


IMO has set a global limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships of 0.50% m/m (mass by mass) from 1 January 2020. This will significantly reduce the amount of sulphur oxide emanating from ships and should have major health and environmental benefits for the world, particularly for populations living close to ports and coasts.


Goal 13

It is our commitment within scrubber pump solutions to reach the goal of Climate Action.

DESMI Pumps for Heating & Cooling Applications


DESMI focus on energy efficient pump solutions. We are an active partner of the 4th Generation District Heating Research, which is about creating optimum energy efficient systems within District Heating temperatures down to 55 degr. C. and we provide energy efficient pumping solutions for water intake (e.g. seawater) and centralized cooling plants.

Goal 7

When collecting and recycling the waste and plastic, and using it for heating or cooling afterwards it will provide the society with clean energy at an affordable price.

Goal 9

Goal 11

With clean waters in rivers, lakes etc. near cities, the environment for people will be improved and by recycling the waste and plastic, we ensure a sustainable community.

Goal 13

It is our commitment within scrubber pump solutions to reach the goal of Climate Action.

Goal 7 + 9 + 11 + 13 - We are committed to all four goals as there are higher efficiencies and better pollution control when using district heating and cooling compared to de-centralized systems. At the same time we take part in the development of infrastructure with renewable energy and climate action with the reduction of greenhouse gasses.


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DESMI Pumps for AquaCulture Applications


Sustainability is a key element in all areas of the AquaCulture industry. The ongoing rapid development in the AquaCulture industry is continuously affected by the population growth, which is increasing the demand for farmed fish and wild catch, and DESMI pumps are used in the AquaCulture industry.

Goal 2

Farmed fish and wild catch will give more food for the growing population around the world.

DESMI OptiSave


Energy Saving System – Optimizing Pump and Fan Speed to Current Conditions and Saving Fuel

Goal 13

By installing the OptiSave system on board ships, the CO2 emission will be reduced significantly, and the use of fuel will be minimized proportional with the power consumption.

Oil Spill Response Equipment

Goal 14

By collecting the oil spillage from waters around the world, we ensure that the living organisms in rivers, lakes etc. will survive and keep re-producing themselves.


UN Sustainable Development Goals

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