Environmental responsibility

Managing our
environmental impact


About 90% of world trade is transported by the international shipping industry. Moreover, shipping is the least environmentally damaging way of commercial transport.

However, with a controlled fleet of more than 150 vessels, our operations have environmental impacts and we acknowledge our responsibility in this respect.

In order to manage and minimise our environmental footprint, we adopted an environmental policy in 2009. The policy is aligned with the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and reflects our support to the UN Global Compact’s environmental principles.

Environmental policy

Working with
energy-efficiency

At J. Lauritzen, energy-efficiency is a top management focus as we consider it key to both business success and environmental responsibility.

 

What we do

Our environmental initiatives are anchored in top management, supported by the technical departments of each business unit and further facilitated by knowledge-sharing from our Technical Committee which serves as a coordinating forum.

Our focus in regards to our environmental impacts is our Energy-Efficiency Project, the objective of which is to enhance fuel-efficiency and cut emissions whilst achieving savings on costs.

We work in a structured manner with our environmental performance, and a recent initiative has been to develop a solid platform for ongoing monitoring and evaluations of performance.

Our environmental efforts stimulate a performance-oriented culture, where focus is on achieving fuel-savings through technical installations of various equipments as well as scrutinizing savings through our operations.

Facing industry challenges

Due to the nature of our business, many of the environmental challenges we meet are industry related. We engage and encourage partnerships with different stakeholders, e.g. other shipowners, suppliers, clients, authorities and associates through which we work collectively with the aim of identifying the most effective solutions.

Partnering on sulphur regulations

Partnering to find solutions

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