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OOCL keeps high green standards

OOCL keeps high green standards
Hong Kong shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has maintained its commitment to high environmental standards by achieving dual reporting standards through the use of Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and ISO 14064-1:2006 verification tools.

Sealing its dedication to environmental protection and committed to data integrity standards, each year, OOCL ensures that such standards are consistent and upheld by certifying environmental data through independent business assurance service providers and is accredited by Lloyd’s Register (LR). This initiative ensures that OOCL’s data disclosure on vessel emissions in 2014 is transparent, accurate, complete, consistent and relevant after checking for not only the carbon dioxide, sulphur oxides and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Scope 1 emission levels of OOCL vessels, but also extending to the GHG Scope 2 level which is associated with electricity consumption of OOCL’s head office in Hong Kong.

Simon Batters, LRQA head of strategic marketing of Lloyd’s Register said: “We are pleased to once again support OOCL’s green objectives and their efforts in environmental stewardship through our verification work. OOCL’s accomplishment is a testament to their environmental commitment, through publicly demonstrating yet again that the environmental performance data of their fleet is prepared with high accuracy, completeness and transparency. This latest achievement also builds on Lloyd’s Register’s solid track record of enabling shipowners to improve performance while reducing environmental impact.

”Batters noted that during the verification process, that no discrepancies, misstatements or non-conformities were identified between the emission data collected in the samples from the randomly selected vessels by LR and the data submitted by OOCL for the year 2014. “Environmental performance is core to OOCL’s operations, and Lloyd’s Register’s independent third-party assurance remains instrumental in helping us achieve this business requirement,” said OOCL director of trades Stephen Ng. “By stretching the scope of the verification each year, we hope to steadily apply more of OOCL’s operations to the rigour of emissions data integrity and information management that is demanded of both the CCWG and ISO 14064 standards.”

This is the fourth consecutive year that OOCL completed the verification by using the CCWG standard and the second year adopting the duel standards.  "Moving forward, OOCL aims to enhance our sustainability profile and foster continuous improvement in the environmental and social performance aspects of freight transport by sharing information and promoting industry best practices to a wider audience of stakeholders that appreciates greater transparency and greener supply chains," said Ng.