About Hauge Aqua
Hauge Aqua was established in 2012 by Cato Lyngøy, Audun A. Dahl and Arthur Lyngøy. In 2014 new partners invested in the company, Arne Sylta, Magne Bjørkhaug and Runar Lyngøy. They are all co-founders of the company.
Hauge Aqua objective is to start, own, develop and operate business within aquaculture, develop new technology, offer counselling, nationally and internationally. The business is to be operated economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
Hauge Aqua builds on resources, ideas, and knowledge from the creation. Through this the company wishes to glorify the Creator by showing good stewardship over these gifts. The goal is to use them in a fashion so that we may develop, manufacture and trade, wholesome, safe and competitive products.
Hauge Aqua emphasises innovation as a decisive tool to safeguard our business in the short and long term. Minimum 10 per cent of our value generation shall always be used for research and development. This is to strengthen the business foundation in the company.
Hauge Aqua emphasises good, safe and dynamic jobs. The company highly supports and builds on the individual right to a job and inclusive employment. The company practices a respectful, honourable and ethical working culture in which personal improvement and development are stimulated. Through this the aim is that the worker is given belief in own abilities and is enabled to materialise his/hers God-given potential. Hauge Aqua wishes to provide opportunity for employees to impact their own future by personal efforts.
Societal and Environmental responsibility
Hauge Aqua shall demonstrate open communication with local societies where we do business.
This because we perceive support from the local society as crucial for investing and also for long-term value creation.
We shall not drain, permanently harm or abate natural resources, or biodiversity in and around locations where we do our business.
The company name is inspired by Hans Nielsen Hauge who lived in Norway more than 200 years ago.
Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771 -1824) is a truly influential man. His business leadership ideas are built on fellowship, interaction, care and equality.
Hans Nielsen Hauge was deeply touched and changed by the experience of God’s presence in a very special way whilst ploughing the field at their farm. From this he got a deep desire to help his fellow Norwegians. Norway was very poor at this time, production was low, many people were ill, and social misery was abundant. Hauge travelled the country, shared and inspired people to social and spiritual liberation. He encouraged people to start businesses using their resources and skills to create jobs.
According to Hauge, profit should be a means to a higher end and business operations should follow the principles of servant leadership. A business should positively influence local society as well as the living conditions for those who were part of the fellowship.
Apart from travelling the country, he also wrote many books that became printed and re-printed many years after his death. Hauge’s fellow believers got the name “Haugians”.
Hauge’s entrepreneurial skills and leadership have made remarkable footprints in the Norwegian history. Even today, several businesses can trace their history back to Hans Nielsen Hauge. Many more recognise the values and the ethical principles.
You may read more about Hans Nielsen Hauge at www.haugeinstitute.org.
Hauge School of Management offers a bachelor degree based on the managerial principles of Hans Nielsen Hauge. For more info, see https://nla.no/eng/academics/hauge-school-of-management&PHPSESSID=8pbakpm4ru946f0bksisaf83d6
The Holy Bible, Colossians 3, 23-24, inspires us to work diligently as for the Lord:
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
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