OOCL Honored with Environmental Achievements in ASEAN Region
OOCL is proud to have received the 2015 Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (Regional) (SEAA) at a ceremony held by the Singapore Environment Council’s (SEC) 20th Anniversary Gala on August 26, 2015, where Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources of Singapore, was the Guest of Honor.
Recognized by the community as one of the most prestigious and reputable environmental award schemes in Singapore, it was launched by the then Minister for the Environment, Mr. Yeo Cheow Tong in November 1997 to honor outstanding organizations and companies for their overall environmental stewardship, environmental management and performance as well as leadership and innovation in sustainability.
Through years of effort and dedication, OOCL has exceeded many international requirements and industry standards in the countries where it operates by pushing forward many important and successful initiatives that contribute to our commitment in environmental sustainability, including our:
• Investments in the latest state-of-the-art technologies for new containerships with advanced green features to meet current and future environmental requirements;
• Implementation of the Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Centre (GVVMC) developed by our sister company, CargoSmart, to monitor real-time vessel movements so as to enhance fleet performance and fuel efficiency;
• Adoption of international environmental reporting and disclosure assurance standards to certify our data integrity on vessel emissions; and
• Proactive engagement with the community through various green projects, such as educating the younger generation about the importance of protecting our environment.
This year, the SEAA Technical Work Group (TWG) assigned both the SEC and KPMG, an international auditing firm, to undergo on-site assessments of our office and vessel to determine our environmental performance.
Upon receiving the SEAA Award, Mr. P C Wu, Region Group Head of Taiwan and ASEAN Group of OOCL, said: “As a global corporate citizen, OOCL is very proud to be acknowledged for our commitment and efforts in operational excellence for sustainability and improving the environment in the ASEAN Region. We thank the SEC and all those involved in the awards scheme for this recognition. It is truly an honor.”
(L-R): Mr. George Huang, Chairman of the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards (SEAA) 2015 Steering Committee and Emeritus President, Singapore Manufacturing Federation; Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources; Mr. P C Wu, Region Group Head of Taiwan and ASEAN Group of OOCL; Mr. Richard Loo, General Manager, CITIC Telecom International (SEA) Pte Ltd (SEAA award category sponsor); Ms. Isabella Loh, Chairman of Singapore Environment Council
OOCL is proud to be a part of the awards scheme which aims to continue increasing the level of environmental performance and awareness amongst industries operating in the ASEAN region. It also encourages industries to adopt a more proactive approach towards managing the environment by identifying positive examples through the respective SEAA winners as shining examples for other organizations to emulate.
“Orient Overseas Container Line” and “OOCL” are trade names for transportation provided separately by: Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (“OOCLL”) and OOCL (Europe) Limited respectively and both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a public company (0316) listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 320 offices in 70 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process. (http://www.oocl.com/)