Environmental responsibility

Managing our
environmental impact


About 90% of world trade is transported by the international shipping industry. Moreover, shipping is the least environmentally damaging way of commercial transport.

However, with a controlled fleet of more than 100 vessels, our operations have an environmental impact and we acknowledge our responsibility in this respect.

Our environmental policy is aligned with the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and reflects our support of the UN Global Compact’s environmental principles.

Working with

At J. Lauritzen, energy-efficiency is a top management focus as we consider it key to both business success and environmental responsibility.


What we do

Our environmental initiatives are anchored in top management, supported by the technical departments of each business unit and further facilitated by knowledge-sharing from our Technical Committee which serves as a coordinating forum.

Our focus in regards to our environmental impacts is our Energy-Efficiency Project, the objective of which is to enhance fuel-efficiency and cut emissions whilst achieving savings on costs.

We work in a structured manner with our environmental performance, and a recent initiative has been to develop a solid platform for ongoing monitoring and evaluations of performance.

Our environmental efforts stimulate a performance-oriented culture, where the focus is on achieving fuel-savings through technical installations of various equipment as well as scrutinising savings through our operations.

Facing industry challenges

Due to the nature of our business, many of the environmental challenges we meet are industry related. We engage and encourage partnerships with different stakeholders, e.g. other shipowners, suppliers, clients, authorities and associates through which we work collectively with the aim of identifying the most effective solutions.

Partnering on decarbonization

Partnering to find solutions

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