Sustainability Report 2020

Wilhelmsen Ship Management is a ship manager that is not only committed to delivering high performance but one that is operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world.

Performance with Care is our operating philosophy. Delivering Performance with Care translates to being a responsible ship manager with a progressive aim to become a better corporate citizen by having the People, Environment and Trade & Customer calculated into our operations.


We aim to create an environment where employees and communities thrive.

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    Health, Safety and Wellbeing

    Our focus is on the continuous improvement of health and safety management systems and the development of employee knowledge.

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    Employment conditions

    We are Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)-compliant. All seafarers' contracts are in accordance to local Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)s and International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) standards.

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    Giving back to local community

    We have continued our efforts to support human rights and help the local economy's growth. We believe charity begins at home and for us, it is where we operate in


Our focus is simple: to manage and reduce our environmental footprint.

  • Environmental Protection


    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set out an ambitious strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the international shipping sector to meet the Paris Agreement goals.

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    Waste and recycling

    The sustainability of the ocean is a subject close to our heart.

Trade & Customer

We aim to be seen as a market leader in ethical and responsible practices.

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    Cyber security

    Cyber security is in essence IT security. We take a holistic and multi-layered approach to systematically reduce cyber security risks onshore and onboard the vessels we manage.

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    Ethics and anti-corruption

    Our anti-corruption efforts are based on six principles critical to secure our employees active participation: Top-level Commitment, Proportionate Procedures, Risk Assessment, Communication including training, Due Diligence, Monitoring and Review.

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    Responsible procurement

    We have implemented strict requirements from suppliers to vessels regarding plastics and initiated an industry-wide roundtable on reducing plastics in vessel operations. We aim to influence the entire value chain towards a sustainable maritime trade. By increasing engagement with our suppliers and business partners we can impart our responsible stewardship values and business ethics.

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    Embracing sustainable innovation through new technology and finding new ways of working are essential for us to continue shaping the maritime industry. We are not a tech company, but technology-driven to improve our offerings to customers and the maritime industry as a whole.

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