Collaboration to drive safer and more sustainable global shipping
(Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, announced it has joined the Green Award certification network. As an incentive provider, ABS offers Green Award Certificate holders discounts on software and training courses to encourage high safety and environmental standards in shipping.
“ABS is proud to join forces with the Green Award to improve shipping safety and environmental performance,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS President, Chairman and CEO. “Our commitment to creating a sustainable future through our data and digital leadership to maximize safety and minimize environmental impacts pairs well with the Green Award’s mission to promote environmentally responsible shipping through management excellence and continuous improvement.”
From left to right: Mr Jan Fransen, Executive Director (Green Award Foundation), Mr Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO (American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)), Capt Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman (Green Award Foundation)
In his welcome address, Captain Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman of the Green Award Foundation, said: “One of the top priorities of the Green Award is to serve society through implementation and promotion of CSR across the industry. Performance-driven participants, whether ship managers or a maritime organizations, help grow environmental awareness and create an efficient and secure circle of partners encouraging sustainable and responsible shipping. With its worldwide coverage, ABS will significantly help enhance partnerships of like-minded parties striving for excellence.”
The Green Award network connects top notch ship managers and ships that continuously demonstrate the highest standards of safety and environmental protection with ports and other organizations committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles. Ships holding a Green Award certificate have verified excellent performance and are rewarded by incentive providers, including ports and maritime related companies and organizations.
Founded in 1862, ABS is a leading international classification organization devoted to promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine and offshore assets.