Posted: 21st October 2020
V.Group is immensely proud to have received the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award!
Reducing emissions is a key challenge for the industry as a whole and V.Group is at the forefront of this challenge. The Group has integrated energy saving measures and has set ambitious targets for the reduction of GHG emissions including zero emission vessels by 2030. In 2019, a Sustainability Committee was formed with the aim of reducing harmful emissions, eliminating single use plastics and enhancing environmental awareness. The company is also committed to training of staff to raise awareness of their environmental responsibilities.
Receiving the award on V.Group’s behalf, Mike Bradshaw, Global Head of HSEQ, commented: “We are delighted to accept this recognition for ensuring all of our operations are aligned with our long term sustainability strategy. As we continue to 2020 and 2021, we are committed to further improving our environmental practices through training, in order to fully embed our culture of shared responsibility in protecting the environment”.
“In addition to sustainable practice, we are also committed to provide flawless service delivery through our operating model. As one of the leading 3rd party ship manager, we understand the challenges with geared and gearless bulk carriers, and crucially understand what our customers expect from us. Safety and environmental compliance are at the heart of everything that we do.”
“Finally, I want thank every single person at V.Group for their efforts in these challenging times. We are a people focused organisation, and is down to the talent and teamwork of our colleagues which results in recognition such as this. Thank you.”
Commenting at the Awards Ceremony, Caroline Avgerinou, Syndicate Manager at the UK P&I Club: “V.Group, through their sustainability committee, started in 2019 to make huge efforts to strive to obtain the level of safety and commitment that is needed in this industry. Their commitment to safety has been shown far and wide. They are well deserved winners, congratulations.”