Together with UNICEF we work to promote children's rights. UNICEF’s strong record on this area was the reason we signed a Signature Partnership with the organisation.
Administered by the company’s top management, the Signature Partnership is the highest form of partnership UNICEF Norway offers corporate clients.
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
UNICEF insists that the survival, protection and development of children are universal development imperatives that are integral to human progress.
This is how Norwegian supports UNICEF
Travel funding and fundraisers
Norwegian's support to UNICEF consists of travel funding and fundraisers. Norwegian extended its partnership with UNICEF in 2015 by launching a new function that allows passengers to donate funds when booking flights online. Additionally, all Norwegian employees donate their company Christmas presents to UNICEF.
Lectures for donations
Norwegian's CEO Bjørn Kjos receives many requests to speak at events and give lectures. Neither Bjørn Kjos nor Norwegian charge for this, however, through our partnership with UNICEF, we ask organisations and businesses to transfer 20,000 NOK when Bjørn Kjos holds a lecture. We hope businesses see this as an opportunity to help support an international organisation that works for children's rights.
Fill up a plane
In October 2014, Norwegian filled an aircraft full of emergency aid together with UNICEF Norway and headed to the Central African Republic (CAR). Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos described it as “Norwegian’s most important flight during 2014” and his meeting with the children in Bangui made a strong impression: “The conditions are terrible here and more than two million children are in need,” he said about the situation in CAR. Watch a video from our visit to CAR.
1 NOK from each water bottle sold on board
In 2013, Norwegian donated 1 NOK from each water bottle sold on board to UNICEF'simportant work. Our passengers bought 1.3 million water bottles throughout the year and therefore contributed 1.3 million NOK to the world's children.
Grand jubilee donations
Norwegian had its tenth anniversary on 1st September 2012 and marked the day with a grand jubilee concert at Fornebu. Concert proceeds of 1 million NOK were donated to UNICEF.