Evergreen Group was founded in 1968, which is based on the philosophy of caring for our planet. The Group's environmental policy has always preceded government regulations. This core value is consistent with the business philosophy and requirements of our customers and we work for environmental protection.

Company fleet environmental policy is to meet the requirements of applicable International and domestic environmental laws and regulations in all operational activities. All employees whether on shore or onboard shall observe this policy at all times that will enable the Company fleet to comply with this Environmental Protection. The Company also encourages them to report any non-compliance and commit the EP programs in a responsible manner in order to prevent pollutions and minimize risks to the environment.

Evergreen Marine observes all international and local environmental protection conventions. We are committed to preventing pollution, saving energy and carbon reduction, and protecting the earth. Strict standards and procedures are set for environmental protection and pollution prevention matter aboard ships at sea. We also make use of the latest marine technologies to do everything in our power to protect the marine ecology, port safety and the happiness of mankind.

EVERGREEN GROUP (hereinafter referred to as the "Company") has traditionally recognized the obligation to conduct its affairs as a constructive corporate member of society, and has established a "Safety and Environmental Management System" for our cargo ships and Company's shore based personnel. We

  • Commit to assess all identified risks to ships, personnel and the environment for establishing appropriate safeguards, so as to provide safe practices in ship operation and a safe working environment. Moreover, to keep effective communication with all persons working for and on behalf and under the control of the Company with the intent that they are made aware of their individual safety and environment obligations as appropriate.
  • Commit to protect the environment, including prevention of pollution and other specific commitments relevant to the Company.
  • Commit to continuously improve the safety and environmental management skills of personnel ashore and aboard ships, including preparing for emergencies related both to safety and environmental protection.
  • Commit to fulfill the compliance obligation of applicable national and international safety and pollution prevention laws, regulations regarding air, water and environment in general; and expectations of interested parties to which we subscribe.

It is our policy to provide marine transportation services with safety and efficiency. Through management review we assess the adequacy, effectiveness and suitability of our management system periodically, including our stated policies and associated objectives, to ensure that these targets are met.

Action Plans
  • Build a green container fleet.

  • Follow the instructions on the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) and create an IHM in 2020.

  • Comply with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (Hong Kong Convention) and EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR).

  • Adopt water-based paint in the container coating line to reduce VOC emissions.

  • Equip the fleet with the Load Stability Calculation System and Weather Navigation Information (WNI) System to optimize the sailing speed and monitoring of fuel consumption.

  • Monitor sailing schedules and adjust sailing schedules and calling order flexibly.

  • Improve the operational efficiency of terminals.

  • Adopt shore power.

  • Continue to install and use scrubbers in the fleet to reduce sulfide.

  • Strictly manage ballast water discharges.

  • Dispose of ship waste according to the waste management plan.

Performance & Target
2019 Performance
  • The fleet's CO2 emissions were reduced by 1% from 2018 and 36.9% from 2008.
  • 60% of fleet desulfurization was completed.
  • 100% of our ships underwent dry-docking and maintenance.
  • 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".
  • Promoted retiring of old containers, optimizing the process of container repair / maintenance and routing of empty reposition.
  • Waste disposal at Kaohsiung Container Terminal was reduced by 7.3%.
  • The supply mains vs. the fuel-powered operation of gantry cranes at Kaohsiung Container Division increased from 85% to 86%.
  • The replacement of lighting equipment at Kaohsiung Container Division saved 21,852 kWh of electricity annually, reducing carbon emissions by 49,000 KgCO2e.
  • Kaohsiung Container Division reduced ozone-depleting substances by replacing 70 sets of R-22 air conditioners.
Short-term Target
  • Reduce the fleet's CO2 emissions by 1% or more in 2020 from 2019.
  • Continue the installation of scrubbers on the fleet.
  • The energy efficiency of F-type ships to be delivered in 2020 meets environmental regulations 2 years ahead of schedule.
  • Implement the Green Ship Recycling Policy in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention, EU SRR, and IHM.
  • Optimize container repair / maintenance and increase the percentages of directly retired old containers and directly released empty containers at the terminal.
  • Reduce waste disposal at Kaohsiung Container Terminal by 2% annually.
  • Improve the rationalization of storage spaces at Kaohsiung Container Terminal to reduce the shifting by about 10% and save energy by 5%.
  • Increase the supply mains for gantry cranes by electricity-powered operation against fuel-powered operation at Kaohsiung Container Terminal by up to 87%.
  • Apply for ISO 14001 certification.
  • Expected to participate in Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) in August 2020.
Medium & Long-term Target
  • Reduce the fleet's CO2 emissions rate by 40% in 2030 and by 70% in 2050 from 2008, with the overall CO2 emissions reduced by 50%.
  • Continue the installation of scrubbers on the fleet.
  • The EEDI of 23,000-type ships delivered between 2021 and 2022 is ahead of EEDI phase I & III standards.
  • Implement the Green Ship Recycling Policy in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention, EU SRR, and IHM.
  • Optimize empty reposition arrangement and increase the percentages of directly retired old containers and directly released empty containers at the terminal.
  • Reduce waste disposal at Kaohsiung Container Terminal by 10% in the next 5 years.
  • Improve energy efficiency greatly after the relocation of Kaohsiung Container Terminal to the newly developed 7th Container Center between 2022 and 2023.