Shell goes green with marine accreditation

Shell is the first lubricant supplier to secure an international sustainable accreditation. The company, which is involved in the development, supply and support of marine lubricants, is to receive a green […]

Register now!

By Jonny Bairstow

Shell is the first lubricant supplier to secure an international sustainable accreditation.

The company, which is involved in the development, supply and support of marine lubricants, is to receive a green certification from the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) ACT Sustainable Maritime Suppliers scheme.

The initiative seeks to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of international shipping and marine industries.

Members are leading ship owning and managing companies who have committed to implementing the IMPA ACT’s code of conduct both internally and through their supply chain.

Jan Toschka, Executive Director of Shell Marine, said: “We are delighted to be the first in our sector to secure accreditation under the scheme… anyone visiting or working with Shell Marine will know how seriously we take our responsibilities as a world citizen.

“However, we also realise it is imperative that our own strict code of ethics is fit to stand up to the scrutiny of external parties. That’s why we see this recognition under the IMPA ACT scheme as particularly important.”

Shell is to net $7.25 billion (£6bn) in a move towards oil sands divestment and is planning to sell a package of its assets in the UK North Sea for up to $3.8 billion (£3bn).