Evergreen Marine's Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Gets Double Certification
Evergreen Marine Corp. has systematically inspected and calculated greenhouse gas emission inventories for its commercial operations, including its global operating fleet, office buildings, and Taiwanese container facilities. The methodology and results of the survey were recently certified by BSI (British Standards Institution) in compliance with ISO14064-1:2018 and the GHG Protocol in late July.
Because of the effects of climate change and the concerns of the international community about sustainability, governments all over the world have come up with plans to cut carbon emissions.
In March of this year, Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) also released its "Sustainable Development Roadmap for Listed Companies," which requires companies to reveal their greenhouse gas emission inventories in stages.
Listed companies with more than NTD 10 billion in capital, like Evergreen Marine, must finish their surveys and inventories of greenhouse gas sources and emissions by next year (2023), and they must get third-party verification by 2024. Also, surveys and checks of its subsidiaries have to be done by 2025 and 2027, respectively.
Evergreen Marine set up a task force to check its greenhouse gas inventory and design a carbon footprint platform. This was done to meet regulations and meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders for information about greenhouse gas emissions.
After a thorough inspection and verification of its greenhouse gas emissions from all business operations, the company got the two international environmental protection standard certificates ISO14064-1:2018 and GHG Protocol at the same time in July, ahead of the deadlines set by the relevant authorities.
Evergreen thinks that taking these steps is part of its job as a "Guardian of the Green Earth." The company is using new technologies to build a fleet of environmentally friendly ships that meet the rules of the IMO's Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and use the least amount of fuel possible. Old ships are being replaced with new ones. Right now, 80% of the ships in its fleet are less than 10 years old. This young fleet lets the carrier run as efficiently as possible, getting people where they need to go while using less energy.
Evergreen's investment in the 7th container centre in Kaohsiung is expected to pay off when operations start in the second half of next year. This will help make things run more smoothly. The terminal will gradually take over the functions of the fourth and fifth container centres, which are located in different parts of the port and have their own transit hubs. When operations at the brand-new transit hub are merged, shipments won't have to be moved back and forth between the two terminals. This will cut down on carbon emissions caused by such transportation.
Source: Evergreen Marine Corp.