Corporate Responsibility

Guided by our founder Dr. Chang, Evergreen has always been at the forefront in the development of a sustainable global container transportation system. "We recognize the obligation we have to conduct our operation as a constructive corporate member of the global society," Dr. Chang said. "We will not wait for legislation to be introduced. We will use the latest technology as soon as it is available so as to minimize the impact of container shipping operations on marine life, port communities and humanity worldwide."
Carrying out the business philosophy of "creating profits, caring for employees and giving back to the society" is Evergreen's consistent guarantee for its stakeholders, and Evergreen's Corporate Sustainability outlines its commitment to environmental protection, corporate governance and social welfare. It not only allows the company to know its own position and provide direction for improvement, but more importantly, it allows the company to meet the growing global needs and to make the greatest contribution to all stakeholders and our planet.
In order to implement our commitments, Evergreen takes more specific actions to respond to the issues of environmental protection, social inclusion, ethical compliance and sustainable procurement. For the sake of deepening corporate sustainability, we take the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as our vision, outline the company's short-term, medium-term and long-term goals for sustainable operation, and work together with stakeholders to achieve the goals.
About Evergreen Marine

2020
Sustainability Performance

Corporate Governance


  • Increased revenue by 8.7% in 2020
  • Selected as a constituent stock of the FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index
  • Formulated the risk management policy to implement the risk management mechanism
  • Conducted the ethical management risk assessment as per the ethical management risk assessment mechanism every year, and formulated a prevention plan based on the assessment results; Chairman Chang signed the commitment to ethical management, which was published on the official website.
  • The attendance of the Board members averaged 97.44%. The Board members held a 6-hour continuing education session every year, with a 100% achievement rate. 100% of the Board performance evaluation was implemented.
  • Implemented pre-employment training for all new employees, such as ethical management, anti-corruption/anti-bribery policies, competition laws, and GDPR, and organized training on anti-competition laws, economic sanctions laws, anti-bribery/anti-corruption, and personal data protection laws
  • Enhanced spot checks and inspections of highly sensitive areas and high-risk cargos subject to economic sanctions
  • Provided each branch with materials concerning personal data protection (e.g., "Employee Notice/Consent/Consent to Recruitment") in the EU
  • Promoted the inclusion of CSR clauses in new contracts or revised contracts with suppliers

Environmental Protection


  • The CO2 emissions from our own fleets decreased by 1.3% as compared with the levels in 2019 and by 37.7% as compared with the levels in 2008. The optimization of ships and the use of the WNI system reduced the fleets' fuel consumption by 5.4% as compared with that in 2019.
  • Completed 78% of the fleet desulfurization modification work by the end of 2020
  • Joined the TCFD Supporters
  • Formally joined the SRTI
  • 98% of ships passed IHM certification, and 117 ships obtained the certificate
  • The amount of fresh water added to ships is reduced by 6,964mt (-7.9%) as compared with that in 2019
  • Reduced onshore waste processed by 13.1%, and the amount recycled by 30.7%
  • Completed ISO14001:2015 environmental management system certification
  • Optimized the management of container repair and washing and the transportation of empty containers at one go, and reduced the containers washed by 2.0% year on year
  • Changed the container paints to water-based paints to reduce the VOC emissions

Social Commitment


  • Achieved 100% of the occupational safety and health management plan and internal audit
  • Set out the human rights policy and an annual human rights risk assessment mechanism
  • Had no violation of gender equality, sexual harassment, illegal harm, forced labor, and child labor regulations in 2020
  • Continued to cooperate with the National Taiwan Ocean University to promote industry-academia collaboration, and continued to implement the maritime professional training program at the Seafarer Training Center.
  • Called on employees and their family members in Taiwan to participate in beach cleanup activities at Zhuwei Fishing Harbor in Taoyuan City and the Shanwei Fishing Port in Kaohsiung City to support marine environmental protection from September to October 2020
  • Implemented social welfare, sponsored the Evergreen Maritime Museum and the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra to hold art and cultural events, and gave priority to inviting frontline medical personnel to participate. Donated books, containers, and food to give back to society. Worked with the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation to promote fundamental maritime education

Corporate Sustainability News

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This year, the greenports award 2020 for the shipping company with the "Most eco-friendly fleet" goes to the Evergreen Line. In 2019, the Evergreen vessels...

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The 8th "Paint a Marvelous Ship - National Elementary School Maritime Drawing Competition" organized by the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation's...

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Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. has become a signatory to the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) in order to...

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The Corporate Governance Evaluation performed by Taiwan Stock Exchange – Corporate Governance Center...

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To incubate professional maritime talent and nurture soft power of the ocean container shipping industry, Evergreen Marine Corp. and...

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In fulfilling its mission to provide the most optimized service to its customers, Evergreen Line has launched 'GreenX' platform...

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Evergreen Marine is committed to maintaining workplace safety, preventing occupational disasters, and ensuring the safety and health of employees...

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For the first time ever, Evergreen and Evergreen Maritime Museum, jointly organized the "Charity Summer Camp" on 8/15-16...

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