In the fight against climate change, shipping has a significant role to play, despite being the world's most energy efficient mode of transport.
Shipping is under increasing global pressure to manage its carbon emissions following regulation from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), as well as commercial pressure from the charterers.
These and future regulations, combined with record high fuel costs and pressure from charterers, will lead to important financial, technological and operational changes along with commercial benefits and new opportunities for an industry in transition over the coming years.
"Shipping has long been accused of being ignorant about its environmental impact and felt targeted as polluters.
However, Carbon Positive and its members have been established to prove that this is not the case, and as environmental issues become increasingly entrenched in daily operational and commercial concerns, the industry is taking a proactive approach to managing its emissions."
About Carbon Positive
With a deep knowledge of shipping, sustainability and carbon projects, Carbon Positive is unique in the services it is able to provide the shipping industry, making it the destination consultancy for owners, managers and operators who wish to address the increasing challenges presented by shipping's fight against climate change.
Our programme is designed to assist decision–makers when they are faced with the selection of technical and operational energy efficiency measures, coupled with a comprehensive sustainable shipping programme, which includes a phase dedicated to voluntary carbon offsetting strategies.
Our team of accomplished professionals work in partnership with top marine and technical consultants, classification societies, and other specialist service providers, to ensure that Carbon Positive's bespoke programmes and services remain second to none.
Learn, Prepare and Act
Objective information, and an awareness of maritime policy-making developments, is vital, especially in an environment where important regulatory changes are anticipated.
Recognising this, Carbon Positive has developed a knowledge centre, updated by expert policy-making and news analysts, providing clients with invaluable and objective information.
Carbon Positive engages with policy-making maritime authorities, and through collaboration with an international network of key industry contacts, keeps its clients updated with the latest issues and corresponding optimal solutions.
We believe that advanced knowledge and understanding enable timely preparation and early action that can position companies apart from their competitors.
The Management and employees of Carbon Positive are committed to providing competitive as well as efficient consulting services through Carbon Positive Programme for Ships (CPPS) and Carbon Positive Programme for Ports (CPPP) in a process oriented and customer-focused manner.
In order to achieve this goal the Management has set the following objectives, subjected in continual reviewing, monitoring and up-dating as appropriate:
+ To provide adequate resources including qualified, experienced and trained personnel fit for the service, and state-of-the-art information technology
+ Το develop and implement a Quality Management System, which as a minimum shall meet the requirements of EN ISO 9001: 2008
+ To use the Quality System as a basis for continual improvement of the Company's organization and operation issues
+ To fully comply with applicable statutory and/or legislative requirements related to its operational activities
+ To control company's business processes and monitor their performance for continuous enhancing the effectiveness of the Quality Management System and further development of customer satisfaction
Following the present statement, Carbon Positive:
+ Works towards revealing sustainable development opportunities on its provided services seeking and exploiting customers feedback.
+ Demands all personnel to adopt and comply with this policy.
Top Management is committed to offer all necessary resources for the correct implementation of company's continually updated Policy.
Helena Athoussaki, CEO