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Corporate Citizenship Act as a responsible corporate serving the communities touched by the business and caring for the environment

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ENVIRONMENT

Corporate citizenship is about having ownership of people welfare, taking all necessary steps to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees, respecting and engaging with local communities touched by the business and commitment to protect the environment around us.

International shipping relies heavily on residual oil for propulsion, emitting about 3 per cent of global carbon emissions which is projected by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to treble by 2050.

The impact of climate change forecasts a sea-level rise of 0.5 m by 2050 and damage to the value of exposed assets in 136 port mega-cities will be as high as US$28 trillion.

Our operational initiative has been to voluntarily adopt a control on CO2 emission from our operative fleet through Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) even before the proposed IMO deadline of Jan 2013. Our new built vessels comply with the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) as per IMO guidelines. Technological advancement of Main Propulsion Engines, hull appendages and operational efficiencies are incorporated into our new building vessel requirements to fulfill our corporate responsibility.

Our long term goal is to reduce CO2 emission by 15-20% by 2024 and 30% by 2025.

All our vessels, owned and chartered, are fully compliant with all IMO regulations restricting Marine pollution in all our Maritime endeavors.

We also conform to below set rules as per our management directive :

  • Attained ISO 14001 certification on Environmental Management system.
  • Developed a Climate Change Policy with objectives of measuring Carbon footprints and carbon abatement.
  • Regular monitoring of Bunker saving and Waste Management on Ships.
  • Regular audits of Ship-managers for owned vessels and extending of ISO 9001 / ISO14001 standards to vessel activities with onboard ship checks.

 

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