In line with its efforts to decrease environmental footprint from its operations, Hong Kong-based shipping line OOCL announced the expansion of its GHG reporting and verification scope, to include indirect emissions from business travel by air for employees of its Hong Kong office and also for its two terminals, the Long Beach Container Terminal in US, and the Kaohsiung Container Terminal (KAOCT) in Taiwan.
Over the years and in accordance with the “Greenhouse Gas Protocol – A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard,” OOCL has been taking progressive steps to reducing emissions in the communities where it operates by meeting its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) verification targets, spanning from Scopes 1 to 3. Now the company has committed to ‘reaching higher standards and transparency levels’.
Given our excellent progress and solid track record in GHG reductions, we believe the comprehensive data disclosure and the expanded verification commitments we have made demonstrates how serious and successful we have been in integrating sustainability into our corporate strategy and promoting best practices in the industry. We will not be complacent and as we move forward, we will continue to review our ESG targets and strategies to meet the evolving needs and expectations of our stakeholders and to further strengthen our sustainability profile,
…said Mr. Stephen Ng, Director of Trades of OOCL.
Verified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), this is the fifth consecutive year that OOCL has achieved dual reporting standards through the use of Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and ISO 14064-1:2006 verification tools to certify the transparency, accuracy, completeness, consistency and relevance of OOCL’s data disclosure on Greenhouse Gas emissions.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Piet Mast, Senior Vice President, Regional Marine and Offshore Manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa of Lloyd‘s Register said:
By continuing to stay committed to reducing greenhouse gas emission, OOCL has once again demonstrated to LR a robust system and process in greenhouse gas emission reporting. Meanwhile OOCL remains in compliance with BSR CCWG’s procedures and guidance which is another strong indicator in sustainability.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 360 offices in 70 countries.