In order to help marine and offshore operators better adapt the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ABS published a guide for sustainability notations.
To remind, the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the 17 SDGs, aims to provide a blueprint for a transition to a healthier planet.
Namely, the guide demonstrates how sustainability can be directly linked to design and operations, while focuses on sustainability aspects of vessel design, outfitting and layout that can be controlled, measured, and assessed.
In fact, these include: pollution and waste; coastal and marine ecosystems; energy efficiency and performance monitoring; low-carbon fuels; human-centered design; and asset recycling.
We are responding to the growing interest in the SDGs from the maritime industry. The Guide provides a vehicle for demonstrating the sustainability of vessels to the investor side, which is increasingly vital. The optional notations align with the industry’s initiatives for green and sustainable financing and operations.
…. said Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Director, Global Sustainability.
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