Sustainable shipping is possible
WWL works to exceed our responsibilities today to reduce risk and cost tomorrow – both to the environment and to us as a company. As part of the World Shipping Council, EU working groups and national shipping associations and through the Trident Alliance, we are actively engaged in the regulatory development. We are also strengthening our performance reporting on our environmental targets.
In our Sustainability Report 2015, you can read about the steps we are taking – big and small – to translate our environmental vision into action. Our land-based operations have grown to become almost equally as big part of our portfolio as our ocean operations. The number of reporting sites has increased to 27 sites, from 24 in 2014. We are currently working to improve the data quality from our terminal operations, inland transportation and processing centers. However; with the current reports in hand, we appreciate the -15% decrease in CO2 emissions we achieved in 2015 compared to the previous year.
On the ocean side, I am pleased that we are continuing our efforts to reduce sulphur emissions worldwide. Focus is increasing on the human health impact of sulphur, which has been shown causing respiratory and cardiac deceases. The 0.1% sulphur limit was introduced in Emission Control Areas (ECA) covering North America and Europe last year. However, most ports are not currently covered by such strict sulphur legislation. WWL has therefore committed to operate with a <0.1% sulphur limit at berth in all ports globally. We achieve this by shifting to MGO or through scrubbers. Moving towards sustainable shipping is possible.
Christopher J. Connor
President & Group CEO
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
The Sustainability Report 2015 together with the detailed review on www.2wglobal.com, details our progress over the past year, and declares our commitment to the ten principles of the U.N. Global Compact.