Environment

Shipping is recognised as the most sustainable mode of long distance transport of goods and materials. Yet shipping too impacts the environment. The Wilhelmse group has a long-term commitment to continually improve our operations to reduce our impact on the environment.
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 As a global maritime industry group, we are involved in shipping and integrated logistics as well as providing about half the world’s commercial fleet with marine products and services, technical solutions and ship management. The environmental risks associated with these business activities vary considerably. For this reason, each business area adapts the group’s commitment to its own operations. 
 
Efficient use of energy and resources
As a major participant in the transport sector we are actively working to decrease the environmental impact of our activities, and reduce the use of energy and natural resources per transported unit. Our aim is to reduce the waste from our activities through continuous improved efficiency in our operations, management and resources. As an example, we emphasize efficient green recycling of our vessels.
 
An active participant
Major environmental regulations dealing with air pollution, greenhouse gases and invasive marine species will come into effect this decade. Our goal is to be at the forefront of environmental regulations as and when they are enacted. We do this by working actively with international regulatory bodies to develop regulations and frameworks for the maritime industry that are effective and promote fair competition within the industry.
 
Collaboration is the key
The environmental challenges facing the shipping industry cannot be solved by individual companies acting alone. We utilise our broad competence and shipping experience and collaborate with best practice organisations, institutions, and forums to fund future oriented business solutions.
 
Innovation
In order to stay competitive, reduce emissions, and comply with new regulations, the development and implementation of new technology is vital.