Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas Container Line has swept up yet another award for its work in environmental sustainability. On 30 August, the company took the 2018 Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (regional) at a ceremony held by the Singapore Environment Council’s Conference Day.
The SEAA (Regional) Award category recognizes local or international companies and organizations with outstanding environmental performance in Asia, and this year, the regional scope has been expanded to welcome companies from Greater China, Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN countries to take part in the awards scheme. In the review and evaluation process, the SEAA Assessment Committee assigned both the SEC and Deloitte, an international auditing firm, to undergo on-site assessments on each participating company’s environmental performance.
Upon receiving the Award, Mr Stephen Ng said: “As a global corporate citizen, OOCL is very proud to be acknowledged for our operational excellence towards corporate sustainability and improving the environment in Asia. In 2015, OOCL received the SEAA (Regional) Award for the first time. Taking the award again this year is a huge encouragement for us to continue pushing forward with our agenda to further develop our sustainability profile and meet the evolving needs and expectations from our stakeholders. We thank SEC and all those involved in the awards scheme for this recognition. It is truly an honour.”
Recognized by the community as one of the most prestigious and reputable environmental award schemes in Singapore and the region, the SEAA was launched by the then Minister for the Environment in Singapore, Mr. Yeo Cheow Tong in November 1997, to honor outstanding organizations and companies for their overall environmental stewardship, management and performance.
“OOCL is proud to be a part of this awards scheme that encourages industries to adopt a more proactive approach towards managing the environment by showcasing the SEAA winners as shining examples for other organizations to emulate,” the Hong Kong-based container line said in a press release.
In May this year, OOCL was recognised for its outstanding green leadership at the HKAEE Awards. In the same month the company took the Gold Award at the BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards.