The inventory includes its global operating fleet, office buildings and container terminals in Taiwan. The methodology and results of the survey were recently certified by BSI (British Standards Institution) in compliance with ISO14064-1:2018 and the GHG Protocol in late July.
The Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) requires that listed companies complete a survey of GHG emission sources and inventories by 2023 and obtain third-party verification by 2024. In addition, surveys and verification of its subsidiaries must be completed in 2025 and 2027, respectively.
For that purpose, Evergreen Marine has established a task force responsible for the inspection of its GHG inventory and the design of a carbon footprint platform. Following a thorough inspection and verification of its greenhouse gas emissions for all business operations, the company simultaneously obtained the two international environmental protection standard certificates of ISO14064-1:2018 and GHG Protocol in July, ahead of the schedules required by the authorities.
Evergreen regards these measures as part of its responsibility as a “Guardian of the Green Earth”.
The company said it is using advanced technologies to build a fleet of eco-friendly vessels, which comply with the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) regulations and enable best fuel efficiency and continues to replace old ships with new ones.
At present, 80% of ships in its operating fleet are less than 10 years old. This young fleet allows the carrier to operate with maximum efficiency in providing transportation service with lower energy consumption.
Contributing to this efficiency, Evergreen’s investment in the 7th Container Center in Kaohsiung is expected to come to fruition with operations beginning in the 2nd half of next year.
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