ABS and Green Award Join Forces to Set Standards for Safety and Excellence

By Curious

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 and Green Award Join Forces to Set Standards for Safety and Excellence
From left: Executive Director of the Green Award Foundation, Jan Fransen; ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki; Chairman of the Green Award and Managing Director of ARCADIA Shipmanagement Co Ltd. Captain Dimitrios Matteou

“ABS is proud to join forces with the Green Award to improve shipping safety and environmental performance,” said ABS President, Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. “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.”

In his welcome address, Chairman of the Green Award Foundation Captain Dimitrios Mattheou 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.

Source: ABS