OOCL is once again a proud winner of the 2019 Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (Regional) this year, an award that recognizes persistence and dedication to achieving environmental sustainability in all aspects of the business operation.
Over the years, OOCL has been an honored award recipient at the Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (SEAA) ceremony organized by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC). This would be OOCL’s third time winning this award in the same category when it was bestowed to OOCL by the event’s Guest of Honor, Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources of Singapore, on August 27, 2019.
As one of the most respected and revered environmental awards program in Asia, receiving the SEAA (Regional) is a testament of OOCL’s outstanding environmental stewardship. In the review and evaluation process, the SEAA Assessment Committee (AC) assigned both the SEC and Deloitte, an international auditing firm, with the important task to review the shortlisted organizations for their environmental management, performance, leadership and innovation in their sustainability profile.
Commenting on the award win, Mr. Richard Hew, Managing Director of OOCL (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. said: “It is a real honor to win this remarkable award again. In celebrating our exceptional accomplishments and commitment to environmental excellence, this award is certainly a huge encouragement for us to continue pushing forward with our sustainability agenda into the next level and to aim higher in our green objectives. This is certainly another important milestone reflecting OOCL’s years of culminative efforts in building an outstanding sustainability profile in the industry.”
In addressing emerging global environmental challenges over the years, OOCL has been taking a proactive role in implementing many environmental initiatives and projects including green vessel investment, climate scenario analysis, and greenhouse gas management. We also applied innovative and advanced technology in our business activities, such as shipment simulation and prediction for fuel saving as well as pilot programs exploring the use of blockchain technology to help simplify the shipment documentation processes for operational efficiency. All these initiatives not only optimize our operational efficiency, but also allow us to account for the full range of environmental impact in our operation and thus contribute to a more comprehensive assessment of our overall sustainability profile and performance.
May it be in our persistent focus on greener operations or taking our corporate sustainability work to new heights, OOCL is determined to leave no stones unturned in finding the right solutions to minimizing our impact to the environment. As a responsible corporate citizen, OOCL will advance to embrace long-term sustainability objectives and achieve higher levels of operational excellence in the shipping industry.
“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 over 120 offices in more than 100 major cities. Linking Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Mediterranean, Indian sub-continent, 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.
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