Tristar Group celebrated World Environment Day (WED) on June 5 at its headquarters in Jebel Ali with both internal and external stakeholders, as well as with overseas staff who joined online.
There were two speakers who shared their knowledge related to this year’s WED campaign #BeatPlasticPollution. Jenson George of Carbon Middle East spoke on the topic, Ban Plastic and Then What and enlightened the participants about producing more sustainable packaging products and avoiding plastic or plastic-related products. Marina Pugacheva from Quality Indeed Consulting spoke about the Circular Economy and explained the importance of recycling plastics and other materials.
Tristar Group CEO, Eugene Mayne addressed the audience showcasing the commitment which Tristar has shown for the last two decades on issues related to environmental protection. He led the pledging to avoid single-use plastic and to reuse or recycle plastic that we use. Since 2019, Tristar has banned the use of plastic water bottles in its facilities following its commitment to support the 2018 WED theme of Beat Plastic Pollution. Its Maritime Logistics division also banned non-reusable plastic materials in its operations.
Last year, Tristar began disclosing its environmental impact through the global non-profit Carbon Discloser Project (CDP) and has partnered with Smart Freight Centre (SFC) for its GHG reduction programmes.
“We have been practicing sustainability long before it became today’s imperative. Our wide-ranging mitigation measures and mechanisms are monitored, and publicly reported in our annual Sustainability Report – since 2012,” shared Mayne.
All Tristar ocean-going vessels are compliant with the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI), and their Carbon Intensity Indicators (CII) adhere to IMO standards. This year, Tristar plans to achieve more efficient management of energy, water, and waste, and introduce biodiesel or alternate sustainable fuels.