NAMEPA launches Maritime Sustainability Passport

North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) recently launched a CSR/ESG (Corporate Social Responsibility/Environment, Social, Governance) program for the maritime industry.

Brittany Ferries presents its first eco-responsibility manager

Brittany Ferries hired its first eco-responsibility manager boosting the company’s goal to reduce its environmental footprints. The appointed manager, Claire Artagnan, reflects a commitment to sustainable development across all aspects of ferry operations. 

Bureau Veritas launches circular on corporate sustainability

Bureau Veritas launched the Circular+, which is a new approach towards sustainability, based on services that will help companies transition to a circular business model. Today, companies aspire to meet future regulatory requirements and exceed customer expectations. 

Shipping CSR500 Survey: How industry embraces CSR principles

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is defined as the process for organizations to integrate social, environmental, ethical and human rights concerns into their operations and core strategy, in close collaboration with their stakeholders. In this context, SAFETY4SEA’s annual survey aims to assess the CSR performance of the maritime industry by examining 10 factors according to ISO 26000 requirements and CSR strategy of EU.

UN Global Compact: Ten principles for sustainable companies

The UN Global Compact has set ten principles for companies to integrate them into strategies, policies and procedures, in a bid to establish a culture of integrity. Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business.

Playground from fishing nets located in port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam launched Blue City’s 2018 Plastic Design Challenge, supporting start-ups develop initiatives to realise the circular economy step by step. One of the teams innovated by building a playground from fishing nets.

Team diversity is the key for competitive advantage

The Global maritime Forum published an article based on the team diversity in organizations and the importance of it. Increasing the diversity of your team and providing your employees with a feeling of belonging can give your organization a competitive advantage over firms which overlook these values. 

Wärtsilä introduces ‘lifeboat for buildings’ to stress climate change

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä launched a lifeboat for buildings, as a product ‘that should never see the light of day’, in a bid to highlight the potential adverse effects of climate change in the world. The lifeboat for buildings is not a real product, even though it could be, as it could be used in severe flooding and rising sea levels caused by climate change.

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