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

2019
Sustainability Performance

Corporate Governance


  • Revenue and volume in 2019 increased by 12.6% and 7.8% respectively
  • Ranked in the top 5% of the listed companies in the 6th Corporate Governance Evaluation.
  • 100% of the Board performance evaluation was implemented
  • New suppliers adopt CSR clauses up to 90.9%
  • Customer satisfaction reached 4.85 points (out of 5)
  • A total of 3,192 employees attended the training courses on anti-trust law, economic sanctions law, and anti-bribery / anti-corruption and Personal Data Protection Act in 2019
  • Signed the "Statement of Commitment to Ethical Corporate Management".
  • Formulated and disclosed the Supplier's Code of Conduct.

Environmental Protection


  • The fleet's CO2 emissions were reduced by 1% from 2018 and 36.9% from 2008.
  • CO2 emission rate (g / TEU-KM) of operation fleet reduced by 8% than 2018.
  • Scope 1 & 2 GHG emission rate reduced by 3.8% than 2018.
  • 1.5% reduction in tap water consumption on land than 2018.
  • Sludge average reduced by 6.9% per ship than 2018.
  • Incineration of domestic waste on land reduced by 12.3% than 2018.
  • Announced the Green Ship Recycling Policy in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention, EU SRR, and Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM).
  • Signed the "Arctic Shipping Corporate Pledge".

Social Commitment


  • The turnover rate merely to 4.39%.
  • 100% retention rate after application for parental leave.
  • Training hours for shore duty and ship duty reached 17.1 and 28.1 hours respectively per person in 2019.
  • A total of 450 students from three maritime universities completed the onboard internship in 2019, with the total number of training hours reaching 65,600.
  • Sponsored 5 symphony performances and invited employees and family members, customers, charities and social welfare groups to the concerts.
  • Donated 12 20-foot containers to the Adolescents' Home in Taoyuan.
  • Total 4 coastal cleanup initiatives held in North and South Taiwan, Singapore, and India.
  • Completed ISO 45001 / CNS 45001 transition.

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