We understand that a growing number of our customers are interested in measuring and reporting all aspects of their carbon footprint. To support this, UASC is working together with a number of our customers to provide the information that they require in a transparent and accountable fashion. We look forward to continuing to work together with our customers to measure, manage and minimize the carbon footprint of their cargo transport operations.
UASC obtained the ISO 14001:2004 certificate by ensuring that the Environment Management Systems on board UASC vessels are in compliance with international environmental standards. This certificate is applicable to the fleet division of UASC responsible for the technical ship management of a fleet of container ships trading in international waters, incorporating the safety and pollution requirements of IMO resolutions A 741 (18) and the ISM code.
ISO 14001 is a voluntary environmental management standard that specifies a set of environmental management requirements through which companies establish, document, implement, maintain, and continuously improve their environmental management systems. The purpose of this standard is to help all types of organizations to protect the environment, to prevent pollution, and to improve their environmental performance. Today, each vessel owned by UASC is certified under the ISO 14001 standard, as is the UASC Environmental Management System itself.
UASC obtained the ISO 50001 certificate by meeting or exceeding the associated international standards related to best practices in energy management. At its core, ISO 50001 is a systematic means for organizations to manage and reduce energy costs and the emission of harmful gases. UASC was the first company to achieve this certification in the region, demonstrating our commitment to protecting the environment as a core part of our mission. This certificate is applicable to the operations division of UASC responsible for operating a fleet of container ships trading worldwide, as well as to the incorporation of the safety and pollution prevention requirements of the IMO resolution A.741 (18), the ISM code and other associated shore-side activities.