Elisabeth Grieg and her family in Norway’s Grieg Group have walked the walk, as well as talked the talk, about social values in shipping for much longer than most, setting the agenda that many are just beginning to follow.

And they have shown how those values can be a design for success in a major shipowning concern.

Grieg, who is in her 60s, defines those values as open, solid, proud and committed, with 25% of the company owned by the Grieg Foundation.