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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 waste and plastic waste with our boom equipment in rivers, canals, lakes, seas and oceans.

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 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 12 - The collection of waste will have an impact on the future consumption with less plastic  packaging and hopefully reduce the production of plastic in the future.

Goal 14 - By collecting the waste and plastic from waters around the world, we ensure that the living organisms in rivers, lakes etc. will survive and keep re-producing themselves.

More information about DESMI EnviRo-Clean here

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.

More information about DESMI Ocean Guard here

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.

More information about DESMI Scrubber Pump Solutions here

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 + 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 developement of infrastructure with renewable energy and climate action with the reduction of greenhouse gasses.

More information about DESMI Pumps for Heating & Cooling applications

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.

More information about DESMI AquaCulture Pumps

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.

More information about DESMI OptiSave

DESMI Ro-Clean - 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.

More information about DESMI Ro-Clean here

DESMI Partnerships for Goals

Goal 17: DESMI is a part of SGD Accelerator, Plastic Ocean Forum and co-creator of Center of Excellence. These organizations are fighting to reduce pollution and working towards more environmentally friendly solutions.  

SDG Accelerator: Is a programme by United Nations Development Programmes Nordic Representation Office and serves as a platform for Nordic frontrunner companies to strengthen business and value creation that also has Sustainable Development Goals impact.

Plastic Ocean Forum: A Danish organization of 50 companies, who are working together to remove plastic from the world oceans. DESMI battles ocean pollution in an effective way. We are collection the plastic waste in rivers and canals, so the plastic will not reach the oceans.

Center of Excellence: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and DESMI have entered into a partnership under the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor, Goverment of India, to set up the DESMI Waste to wealth initiative. 
The objective of Center of Excellence is removal of floating debris from drains and water bodies, and generating resources from the collected waste. 


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Join DESMI at Maritime Industry Gorinchem, 13-15 October 2020

The Maritime Industry exhibition is taking place May 13-15 October 2020 in Gorinchem, Netherlands at the Evenementenhal Gorincham

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Join DESMI at the Irish Skipper Expo, 12-13 March 2021

The Irish Skipper Expo is taking place September 4-5 2020 in Limerick, Ireland at the UL Sport Arena

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Join DESMi at AquaCulture UK 2020, 19-21 May 2021

Aquaculture UK is the most important aquaculture exhibition and conference held in the British Isles taking place 19-21 May 2021 in Aviemore, Scotland at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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Join DESMI at Euronaval 2020, 20-23 October

The world naval defense exhibition taking place October 20-23 2020 in Paris, France at Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre

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