With OOCL’s dedication to environmental protection and strong commitment to data integrity, the company is pleased to announce for the first time that dual environmental reporting standards through the use of both Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and ISO 14064-1 verifications have successfully been adopted to certify the transparency, accuracy, completeness, consistency and relevance of OOCL’s data disclosure on vessel emissions in 2013.

OOCL was accredited by the Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), an independent business assurance service provider based in the United Kingdom, after checking the carbon dioxide, sulphur oxides and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) (Scope 1) emission levels of OOCL vessels.

LRQA verified that OOCL prepared all the proper documentation and records showing the effective management over data integrity and that not a single discrepancy, misstatement and nonconformity was identified between the emission data collected in the samples from the randomly selected vessels by LRQA and the data submitted by OOCL for the year 2013.

“As an organisation, we have been involved with developing and delivering schemes to recognise the safety, commercial and environmental performance of shipping for many years,” said Mr. John Rowley, President of Lloyd’s Register Asia Pacific. “OOCL’s achievement is a testament to their environmental commitment, through publicly demonstrating that the environmental performance data of their fleet is prepared with high accuracy, completeness and transparency.”

This year, OOCL is proud to reach a milestone to complete the verification of GHG reporting against ISO 14064-1, which specifies principles and requirements at the organization level for quantification and reporting of GHG emissions and removals. It includes requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organization’s GHG inventory. With this achievement, OOCL can reach out to a wider range of stakeholders and better prepare for the future in an industry where the importance of environmental protection and corporate sustainability will continue to grow.

On receiving the certification, Mr. Stephen Ng, Director of Trades of OOCL said, “This is the third consecutive year that OOCL completed the verification by using the CCWG standard. By extending the scope of the verification to include the ISO standard for greenhouse gas, it not only demonstrates our long-term commitment to emissions data integrity and environmental performance, but also enhances OOCL’s sustainability profile to a wider audience of stakeholders that appreciates greater transparency and forward-thinking green objectives.”

(R-L) Mr. Stephen Ng, Director of Trades of OOCL received the Verification Certificate from Mr. John Rowley, President of Lloyd's Register Asia Pacific
(R-L) Mr. Stephen Ng, Director of Trades of OOCL received the Verification Certificate from Mr. John Rowley, President of Lloyd’s Register Asia Pacific

“Orient Overseas Container Line” and “OOCL” are trade names for transportation provided separately by: Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (“OOCLL”) and OOCL (Europe) Limited respectively and both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a public company (0316) listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 320 offices in 65 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process.