Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Container Shipping Line Celebrates 'Environment Day'

CMA CGM Look to Strengthen Corporate Environmental Policies
Shipping News Feature

FRANCE – At the group’s headquarters in Marseille CMA CGM is holding conferences today and tomorrow in support of ‘World Environment Day’, this year on the 5th June. Following the success of the first similar events organised last year the container shippers have extended the initiative throughout the whole Group, with all the teams, agencies, subsidiaries and vessels joining in, and rewarding the best environmental actions by setting up “Think Ecologic Awards”.

The two conferences will be organised around the main themes of ‘My own commitment to protect the Environment’ and ‘CMA CGM Actions for the Environment’ with the intent that the initiative will strengthen the Group's Environment policy, led by their dedicated Environment Committee. It will also inform each person of the daily eco-friendly actions that were recommended and publicised throughout 2009. Already some simple initiatives have enabled the Group to achieve significant savings, one example being the 24% reduction in paper used by Head Office.

For this event, a new internal communication campaign has been launched throughout the CMA CGM network. It emphasizes the Group’s involvement and commitment to preserve the marine environment and develop new economic and ecologically sound transport solutions. The campaign reinforces the moves made by most of the major shipping groups to be seen as employing environmentally friendly policies wherever possible.