At Hydenlyne we consider our social responsibility a factor of paramount importance in decisions that we make. We understand the importance of sustainable development and intend to contribute to economic, environmental and social progress throughout our operations.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)The UN SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. At Hydenlyne we strive to align ourselves with this agenda and help to tackle those that we can. Through our projects and charitable work we are currently actively aligned to 12 of the 17 SDGs. These are as follows:
Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 10: Reduced Inequality
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water
We are committed to SDG 14: conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Hydenlyne provides environmental consultants to advise on mitigation measures to use to protect marine fauna from potential harm from anthropogenic noise in the environment.
Where possible, Hydenlyne trains and hires local consultants. Hydenlyne has provided training to local consultants in developing countries including Angola, Nigeria, Mauritania and Suriname. This contributes to SDG 8: promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all; and SDG 10: reducing inequality within and among countries. Without the aid from Hydenlyne to provide this training these individuals may otherwise struggle to cover the costs of this training and may not have a source of income.
Hydenlyne ensure the health and wellbeing of our consultants. In particular we help facility medicals including dental checks for local consultants we use in developing countries.
All Hydenlyne employees have taken training in anti-bribery and anti-corruption and Hydenlyne consultants agree to align with Hydenlyne anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies when signing their contract with Hydenlyne. We provide support and advice to consultants when travelling to countries where bribery and corruption may occur while travelling. Hydenlyne provides the below card to help consultants get the message across:
Hydenlyne strives to limit carbon emissions in our operations. As a consultancy company providing personnel on projects around the world, we identify travel as our biggest emitter. Hiring local consultants helps to limit this, as well as taking meetings and conferences online where possible. Hydenlyne employees work from home offices to reduce the carbon impact of having to travel to a work location and heating and electricity in an office building, as well as working mostly paperless. This is a priority for our team as we do our part to tackle SDG 13: taking action to combat climate change and its effects, and SDG 12: responsible consumption and production. We encourage all employees to make positive changes wherever they can and think of new ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
Our employees have taken part in various charitable events, including the 2019 Dorset Beach Clean where eight cubic metres of litter was removed from Dorset beaches and 2020 Royal Parks Half Marathon in aid of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We commit to meeting as a team at least once a year to take part in charitable activities along with our consultants.
Since 2020, Hydenlyne is transitioning from placing our consultants solely on oil and gas jobs to providing our consultants on projects in the renewables energy sector. In 2020 32% of the consultants Hydenlyne worked with, worked on surveys for the renewables energy sector. In 2021 38% of the consultants, Hydenlyne worked with, worked on surveys for the renewables energy sector. We hope to continue to increase this percentage in the future, further aligning ourselves with SDG 7: ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Hydenlyne provides support for orphanages in Luanda, Angola, funding programs that provide children with a more secure and protected environment. We are currently supporting a project providing play therapy to children, for example helping them to work through their trauma, which has been shown to provide long-lasting effects both for the child and for the orphanage as a whole. The inspiring work done by these orphanages that Hydenlyne supports addresses UN Goals 1-6.
Regarding SDG 5: achieving gender equality and empowering women, we also address this goal internally as Hydenlyne consists of majority women employees.