Sustainability Leader in Shipping Sector

The Shipping sector pose major challenges to reducing emissions, due to their reliance on oil-based fuels. Although progress is being made on a limited scale, they   appear to remain largely reliant on fossil fuels due to the large energy needed in the sector as a whole that includes port, maritime and allied areas. In the light of this, environmental performance is an increasingly important benchmark for all companies in the shipping industry today. The International Maritime Operation IMO’s vision for the shipping industry is to eliminate, or reduce to the bare minimum, all adverse environmental impacts of this sector. In line with that objective, this Award recognizes the contribution made by an organization or company towards achieving the maritime industry’s goal of preventing harm to the natural environment.

DACA 2022- 'Sustainability Leader in Shipping Sector' recognizes the Group’s contributions towards the building of a greener and more environmentally sustainable maritime industry. That could include measures or technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize land, water and air pollution, protect underwater marine life and ecosystems or to enhance air quality. Particular weight will be given to companies that can demonstrate important initiatives that will accelerate shipping industry’s journey to carbon neutrality. This is an award for a company or institution that can clearly demonstrate how it has innovated to improve its environmental performance.

Nominees can submit examples of technical and operational initiatives which have already reduced underwater, or air pollution caused by maritime activity, either at sea or in port, or which will allow the maritime sector to do so in future. Innovation is vital to success in the shipping business and this award will recognize a project, product or process that is demonstrably new and innovative and which has contributed to the sustainability.

Who can participate?
This award is open to any organization that provided a significant achievement, breakthrough or contribution in any aspect of sustainability and climate action in shipping. This is also open to any company in the maritime industry that has led the way in environmentally responsible shipping, with a new product, project or initiative that has significantly improved the protection of the environment. It will also be open to those companies that have introduced more environmentally sustainable ways of working, or which have carried out specific projects to protect, or repair parts of the natural environment damaged by, or at risk from shipping activity.

It will also be open to those companies that have introduced more environmentally sustainable ways of working, or which have carried out specific projects to protect, or repair parts of the natural environment damaged by, or at risk from maritime activity.

Maritime industries that have shown leadership in supply chain sustainability and who have taken sustainability from a tick box activity to a true business principle are welcome to participate. Examples of sustainable initiatives that have seen a complementary benefit in KPIs across the business are welcome and all successful entries will have to show how they engaged in stakeholder collaboration to ensure their environmental ambitions were echoed by key supply chain partners.

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