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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2020 Sustainability report

As sustainability is of strategic and vital importance to Wagenborg, we clearly target our ambitions and intensively track progress against these targets. This report covers our social, safety and environmental performance and progress in 2020.

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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 8% 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 55%. 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

02 July 2021 Sustainable shipping from a bankers perspective

The shipping industry is and will remain cyclical. Good and bad years alternate. As a shipping company, it is therefore not that easy to remain profitable in the longer term. Especially considering all the environmental requirements and expectations that are set today. In addition, shipping is capital intensive, whereby appropriate financing is inextricably linked to the future of shipping. We talk to Bert Kuiken (Commercial Director) and Joep Gorgels (Global Head of Coverage Transportation & Logistics) of ABN Amro about mutual expectations, challenges for the future and the “Poseidon Principles”.

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24 June 2021 On a sustainable transit for and to future generations

“Making our company more sustainable every day for current and future generations.” With this ambition, Wagenborg presented its sustainability policy at the end of 2020. We will talk to CEO Egbert Vuursteen and CFO Jeroen Seyger about good entrepreneurship, taking responsibility and greening at Wagenborg.

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01 June 2021 Challenges for the shipping industry according to TNO

While TNO Business Developer and researcher Jurrit Bergsma still wondered two years ago whether ocean shipping would switch to sustainable energy carriers, now, he says, the question is mainly when the sector will switch. “From a technical point of view we are well on the way, now it is important to gain the trust of the ship owners with proven scalable concepts, and to make it financially feasible, so that we can take the next step in practice.”

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