An inability to reuse waste materials leads to an increased demand for virgin materials.
We generate waste in our offices and on our vessels. In the office, regular municipal waste (paper, cardboard, food, etc.) is managed in accordance with local regulations and recycling schemes. On our vessels, we generate a range of municipal, operational and hazardous wastes that are managed and disposed of according to robust policies and procedures.
We have strict protocols in place to ensure the safe storage, handling, and delivery of our waste. Our fleet operates in compliance with MARPOL requirements and any applicable local legislation in the region and location where we operate.
In 2021, the total amount of waste generated in our offices increased slightly compared to the previous year due to increased office activity in the latter half of the year. The waste generated by our fleet has remained stable over recent years, with no measurable decline. We have identified that we need to improve the quality and level of detail in our waste reporting, to ensure we identify areas of improvement.
Actions, Progress, and Plans
- Goal: Minimal waste output with 100% reuse or recycling
In 2021, we set a corporate waste goal, and we sold used equipment from our fleet on the second-hand market rather than scrapping. In 2022, we will improve the quality and detail of waste monitoring and reporting in offices and from our fleet.