SAFETY4SEA: Your organization has been shortlisted for the 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards in the ‘Clean Shipping’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees. What would you like to share with industry’s stakeholders with respect to this development?
Tomi Gardemeister: At Evac, sustainability is the cornerstone of our operations. We develop technologies that address the increasing need for innovative cleantech solutions, driven by the megatrends of climate change, the need for energy efficiency, and increasingly scarce fresh water resources.
As a preferred partner our vision is to build a cleaner world for everyone by helping our customers meet their waste and water management related environmental performance targets wherever they operate.
We contribute to a better environment and cleaner seas by helping our customers to:
- reduce water consumption
- treat and recycle waste
- manage food waste responsibly
- purify wastewater and ballast water
- generate fresh water from sea water
- lengthen life cycle of their vessels and constructions.
S4S: When it comes to tackling the shipping challenges with respect to sustainable shipping, what are the core priorities on your agenda?
T.G.: Evac aims to be a life-cycle partner to its customers in the marine, offshore and building industries. Related to this goal, Evac is now investing heavily in the development of its services.
S4S: What are the key drivers for the decarbonization of the industry? What is the way forward?
T.G.: Environmental questions, and, moreover, operational responsibility, have become increasingly important in the business operations of marine industry operators. In relation to this, Evac has taken up the challenge by participating in Commitment2050, the national Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development, and making an industry commitment of its own.
Evac’s systems that prevent marine eutrophication and litter are comprehensively used in different types of marine vessels. In connection with this, Evac has committed to, e.g., reducing marine litter by increasing the dry waste recycling rate of cruise ships from 25% to 50% by 2025, and further to 70% by 2050, by developing its dry waste treatment systems. The company has also committed to reporting on the results annually. This commitment is only one example on how our company is supporting the decarbonization of the marine industry.
S4S: Do you have any new projects on the pipeline and/or plans that you would like to share with the rest of the industry?
T.G.: Yes, we have many development project ongoing but unfortunately I cannot tell more about those just now.
You may cast your vote for Evac at 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards dedicated webpage till 22nd of February 2019!
The views presented hereabove are only those of the author and not necessarily those of SAFETY4SEA and are for information sharing and discussion purposes only.