Aker Solutions has strengthened its sustainability targets and hired a new executive vice president to deliver its ambitions.
Two-thirds of the Norwegian energy service firm’s revenues should come from low-carbon solutions and renewables by the end of the decade.
In 2019, Aker Solutions set a goal of taking 45% of revenues from these two business streams.
Spearheading the push is new recruit Marianne Hagen, who has had an extensive career in senior positions in politics, public affairs, communications, social responsibility and environmental issues.
Previous roles include deputy minister of Foreign Affairs in Norway, head of communications at the Norwegian Royal Court and several board of directors positions.
She will start in her new position on March 15, reporting directly to Kjetel Digre, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions.
Ms Hagen succeeds Tove Roskaft, who has left Aker Solutions to take up her new role as chief of staff and business excellence at Aker Offshore Wind.
Mr Digre said: “We have already established a strong offering to the market for sustainable energy production, such as offshore wind power and projects for carbon capture.
“It will be equally important that our own business and that our value chain with thousands of suppliers are also sustainable.
“Our objective is to reduce CO2 emissions from our own operations by 50% by 2030, based on our 2019 emissions.
“This is essential not only for Aker Solutions, but also to our customers.”