11:51 09.09.2021

Akkerman Solutions LLC is the first company in Ukraine has been honored to be certified in accordance with the UN 17 SDG

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To achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, United Nations in 2015 set up the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. They were published in a UN Resolution in 2017 that companies and organisations can be evaluated and certified, if they live up to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

UN 17 SDG include targets as No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Affordable and clean Energy, Decent work and economic growth etc. Bureau Veritas is one of the auditing companies that certifies companies in accordance with the UN 17 SDG.

Generally not a lot of companies has been certified until now. In Denmark it is around 20 companies, in Ukraine no companies has achieved the certification. Or rather no companies had achieved the certification, but Danish owned engineering and software company Akkerman Solutions LLC (former known as BIIR Ukraine) has just become the first company in Ukraine to be certified in accordance with the UN 17 SDG in August 2021.

Company owner Thomas Sillesen comments how business in Denmark look upon the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, that Denmark traditionally have had a great focus on sustainability and renewable energy, being among others the leader in wind energy worldwide.

However, even in Denmark, achieving certification in the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals is rare achievement. Around 20 companies so far is certified in Denmark, but the interest is massive, and a lot of companies are rushing to get certified. Like so often before, it is a movement, that will start slow, and then grow.

Mister Sillesen explains: “We have seen the same with ISO9001 certifications. In the beginning nobody cared, but over time it changed, and now it is often a must, if you want to establish a business relationship with another company. In a few years time, UN 17 SDGs will also be a competitive advantage for companies that wants to do business. And I think most companies wants to do that,” - Thomas Sillesen says with a smile.

Also the Akkerman Solutions LLS founder continues: “In reality this was a no-brainer. Ever since I set foot in Ukraine in 2013, I saw Ukraines huge potential, but also knew, that it would be my obligation to try to combine the best of Denmark, with the best of Ukraine, to really make a special company. During all the years, we have tried to live up to this, and the UN 17 SDG is a natural proof we have actually achieved this goal so far.”

Currently Akkerman Solutions LLC are growing pretty fast, and they will move in this direction.

More info about the company is available on official site and social media LinkedIn: