Staff of HMM Middle East Shipping participate in a mangrove-planting program Image Credit: Supplied

HMM Middle East Shipping, a global shipping company in Dubai, with headquarters in Korea has recently organized a mangrove-planting program in collaboration with the Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) Jebel Ali Marine Sanctuary, as part of its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) program. The event took place on the 47th anniversary of HMM, making it even more special.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is a critical movement that is currently gaining traction in both the public and private sectors. Investors are now prioritizing companies that are not only generating profits but are also socially responsible and committed to sustainable practices.

One such company that exemplifies ESG principles is HMM, has been particularly focused on sustainability and corporate social responsibility, taking numerous steps to minimize their carbon footprint, such as investing in fuel-efficient ships and reducing overall emissions.

A global initiative that HMM Group has taken on March 24, 2023, Friday, regarding ESG practices is working alongside the Emirates Marine Environmental Group is to plant mangroves in Jebel Ali wildlife sanctuary. HMM members toured the sanctuary, seeing firsthand the importance of conservation in protecting wildlife and natural habitats. HMM Middle East Shipping, a subsidiary of HMM Co., LTD has successfully completed by planting beautiful mangrove seedlings to contribute to a greener, more sustainable future, involving 40 members who planted two plants each. The mangrove plantation is an excellent example of mitigating climate change's impacts while embedding community and togetherness within the company.

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Here, the company is proud to announce that Ecovadis, which assesses the corporate sustainability, has awarded the HMM Co., LTD a Gold Medal in recognition to our rating in March 2023. This is the second consecutive year that it has received the gold rating, which demonstrates its highly advanced and effective Environmental sustainability management.

In the UAE, the government has played a significant role in managing and the conservation of the mangroves in Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai and other parts of the UAE. Mangroves offer several ecological, economic, and environmental benefits. These habitats protect the land from tsunamis and serve as the home for a diverse range of marine species. Moreover, mangroves maintain the ecological balance of regions, offer protection from natural disasters and rising sea levels, and support local economies.

ESG investing is becoming increasingly crucial to businesses and individuals as companies such as HMM Group has demonstrated that prioritizing ESG principles is essential for long-term financial and societal success. HMM Middle East Shipping LLC, practices in Dubai will inspire other companies to follow in their footsteps, recognizing that sustainable and socially responsible businesses will thrive in the long-term. Furthermore, the UAE's mangrove conservation efforts reinforce the importance of ESG practices and the positive effects on both society and the environment.