In 2015, the United Nations adopted a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide the pathway for a more
sustainable future. These goals address the most critical challenges of our time, such as eradicating poverty, creating equal access to education, preserving the environment and stopping climate change.
While we support all of the SDGs, we are mainly focused on six of them, which we believe are the most relevant to our business and for which we could potentially contribute:
We give great significance to the training and education of our on-board and on-shore employees. In this context, we have created a modern training program for our seafarers in safety-related items and announced a scholarship program.
We provide stable employment and health insurance to over 1000 seafarers and on-shore employees.
We cultivate innovation by operating one of the most modern fleets. We invest in new technologies, energy efficiency devices and performance monitoring systems.
We contribute to climate action by investing in SOx and NOx abatement technologies. Also, with our extensive fleet renewal program, we reduce the carbon footprint of our vessels.
We have invested in water ballast treatment systems and carried out an extensive water analysis campaign to assess the quality of EGCS washwater discharges at sea.
We are affiliated with HELMEPA and CYMEPA, the voluntary associations of Greek & Cypriot seafarers and ship owners to safeguard the seas from ship-generated pollution. We are also members of the Clean Shipping Alliance, whose mission is to provide information and data on the environmental performance and benefits of open-loop scrubbers.