Samskip as one of the first patrons to join
Samskip considers sustainability to be one of the fundamentals of doing business. Sustainability stands for the long‐term continuity of our business, and of society. It is committed to seizing every opportunity to be more sustainable. By focusing efforts on the Social & Environment, Quality and Profitability principles Samskip will ensure a reduced carbon footprint. They adhere to this commitment as one of the very first Dutch companies whose Environmental Management System is recognized. It is recognized under the renewed Quality Assurance scheme after securing the ISO14001:2015 certification.
In line with the principles, Samskip aims to:
- Minimize how its operations negatively affect the environment;
- Comply with applicable laws, regulations and other environmentally oriented requirements;
- Continually improve the above.
Various sustainable efforts have been rolled out over the years:
- In 2021 Samskip announced the partnership with Ecobal to revitalize Europe’s forests. For Samskip, Ecobal reserved 50.000 m2 of forest grounds in Poland, Italy and Spain
- In 2021 Samskip introduced the usage of sustainable biofuels on our road haulage services
- Starting 2020 it introduced the usage of 100% sustainable biofuels on our vessel between The Netherlands and UK/Ireland
- Starting 2019 Samskip is supporting the students of the Solar Boat Team at TU Delft, The Netherlands, who just recently became World Champion with their boat.
- In 2017, Samskip has unveiled an online CO2 carbon footprint calculator designed to visualize the benefits when using multimodal transport versus road transport.
- The roof of the warehouse/coldstore in Rotterdam is entirely covered with solar panels, In 2016 this was the biggest solar panel ‘park’ on a roof in Holland;
- The Norwegian division entered a race organized by the Norwegian government and won first prize, which includes a financial contribution to develop a fully autonomous short sea vessel that produces no CO2 at all.
- They got two fully LNG fueled vessel operating between our Baltic/Norway/North Atlantic trade. LNG reduces CO2 Emissions by 20% compared to regular fuels.