Sustainability at Royal Wagenborg

We are continuously aware of our impact on the environment and people around us. Our drive is to make our business more sustainable every day and to pass this on to future generations. 

Sustainability strategy and objectives

Wagenborg is committed to make her business more sustainable every day and to pass this on to future generations. In line to be the leading multi-purpose shipping company, Wagenborg renewed her long-term sustainability objectives, which we aim to achieve by 2030. The objectives support the UN Sustainable Development Goals to which we can most contribute and will help to guide us in prioritizing our sustainability related effort and work.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability is part of everything we do. The foundation of our sustainability work consists of three themes covering all our operations. With the strong commitment to our new strategic sustainability 2030 objectives we are building a path to a climate neutral society. Our sustainability work supports reaching the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.

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Policy statement Health, Safety, Environment & Quality

As Royal Wagenborg we feel responsible for people, the environment and the delivery of high-quality services. 

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Code of Conduct

Royal Wagenborg Code of Conduct is intended to make the Royal Wagenborg management and employees more aware of acting ethically. 

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Our sustainability goals beyond the horizon

2000

The first vessels in the fleet with shore power and Selective Catalytic Reduction te reduce NOx emissions.

2000

2005

The RORO carriers sailing 100% in an Emission Controlled Area (ECA) were equipped with hybrid scrubbers to cut SOx emissions.

2005

2018

Wagenborg aims to reduce fuel consumption with 6% per year.

2018

2024

Wagenborg aims to reduce CO2 emissions with 20%. With the installation of 20 ballast water treatment management system, the entire MPP fleet complies with the Ballast Water regulations. Wagenborg aim to operate a hydrogen demonstrator.

2024

2050

Wagenborg aims to reduce CO2 emissions with 70%.

2003

The first vessels equipped with ballast water treatment systems comply with IMO and US Coast Guard regulations.

2003

2017

By focussing on the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), the EasyMax vessel Egbert Wagenborg was delivered resulting in over 60% CO2 reduction compared to her peer group.

2017

2020

Wagenborg initiates a leadership programme for officers on board and shore personnel in cooperation with Lloyd's.

2020

2030

Wagenborg aims to reduce CO2 emissions with 40%. Wagenborg has the ambition for a zero emission vessel

2030

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It starts with one single point of truth

Wagenborg is fully committed to the possibilities of digitization and smart shipping. This not only makes shipping more sustainable; the international competitive position is also strengthened.

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Sustainability insights

01 March 2021 On course to 2030

Polluting ships, an outdated sector and menial work: that is the average image of maritime shipping portrayed in the media. “Incorrect and unnecessary”, says Annet Koster, Director of the Royal Association of Dutch Shipowners (KVNR). “The general public is unfamiliar with Dutch maritime shipping, so it’s high time we tell them just who we are, what we do and what course we have set for the coming decades!”

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13 January 2021 Econowind lends a ship wings

Jan van Dam is not only a shipowner and trendsetter in terms of sustainability, but Jan van Dam is also a keen sailor. So when he heard about wingshaped elements which would theoretically result in 8 to 10 percent less fuel consumption on board his ships, he decided to turn his ship Ankie into a pilot ship.

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14 December 2020 In the clutches of Corona?

Months away from home, stuck on a ship where you could have disembarked if only you were allowed to, food and medication running out and no direct contact with your family all that time. Covid-19 has trapped hundreds of thousands of crew members at sea for many months. They are accustomed to an extended stay away from home, but not this long. According to the most recent estimations, around four hundred thousand crew members are stuck on ships they are not allowed off. This is a massive number in a sector which employs around 1.8 million people. It has however become daily reality, also for Marianne Klat, Senior Crew Manager at Wagenborg in Delfzijl.

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