The SEAA, which is organized by the Singapore Environment Council, recognized WWL for its strong environmental performance and environmental leadership in the maritime industry as well as for its commitment to reducing its vessels’ sulphur emissions at berths globally.
Gur Prasad Kohli, Head of South Asia at WWL, was in Singapore on 20 July to receive both awards presented by Masagos Zulkifli, Minister of the Environment and Water Resources.
“WWL is very pleased that the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore lead the way to create and reward environmental best practice in South-East Asia and that the Singapore Environment Council continues to recognize environmental forerunners,” Kohli said. “We appreciate the recognition of our long-standing low sulphur policy and are happy to announce that we are taking it further by introducing the <0.1% sulphur policy this year, improving air quality in Singapore and all other ports in the world.”
This was the first time WWL participated in the awards but it is the second consecutive year that a maritime organization has stood out amongst all recipients, reinforcing the importance of environmental sustainability both on land and at sea. Seven organizations received awards under the six categories, and WWL won the “Outstanding Singapore Environmental Achievement Award” and the “Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (Maritime)”. The awards ceremony was held at the Orchard Hotel Singapore.