The ShibataFenderTeam Group (SFT) has teamed up with the independent consultancy company, Ramboll, to jointly develop an exclusive assessment tool that provides greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per individual order.
The tool places the focus on customers that have been left uninformed about the environmental impact of their purchases.
The new tool is based on ISO 14037:2018 and the analysis provided is built upon three pillars: sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution (cradle-to-gate) of the ordered product.
The resulting emission factor considers the product components, the energy consumption and transport of the raw material, delivering clear feedback to clients that are now aware of the extent of CO2 emissions associated with their order, and more importantly, how they might reduce those emissions.
“Transparency and accountability are vital,” stated Jan-Christoph Schoeler, Board Member at SFT.
“When a customer places an order with us, we believe they have a right to know the environmental cost associated with that order, and how they might reduce it.”
The SFT sustainable approach focuses on three strategic priorities: carbon reduction initiatives, corporate responsibility, and people.
By tackling carbon emissions, prioritising the well-being of our people, and upholding responsible business practices, SFT claims to actively work towards addressing the pressing challenges facing the maritime industry.
In early summer of this year, ShibataFenderTeam engineered an optimised design solution with 80 fenders for the new Lekki Port in Nigeria.