RINA certifies Technomar to ISO environmental and energy standards


Greece’s Technomar Shipping has been certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 50001 Energy Management standards by RINA Services.

George Youroukos, Chairman, Technomar Shipping said: “Technomar is committed to minimising our impact on the environment and reducing energy consumption. Going through the rigorous process to reach these standards underlines how important this is to us. We hope that the certification will underline the quality of service we provide to our charterers and the care we give to the global community.”

Michele Francioni, CEO, RINA Services, said: “Managing environmental impact and energy consumption gives companies a competitive edge. We are very proud to help Technomar to achieve these high standards.”

Theo Baltatzis, General Manager, Technomar Shipping, said: “RINA helps us take a disciplined approach to energy and the environment, and that helps us to perform better.”

Technomar is the second Greek shipmanagement company to achieve ISO 50001 certification by RINA, following IASON Hellenic Shipping last year. RINA Services is currently working with other leading Greek companies to help them improve their environmental performance.
Technomar operates a fleet of thirty-seven container vessels and bulkers and is based in Athens.

ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and maps out a framework that a company can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It provides assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved. The benefits of using ISO 14001:2004 can include: reduced cost of waste management, savings in consumption of energy and materials, lower distribution costs and improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public.

ISO 50001 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.

RINA Services is the RINA group company active in classification, certification, inspection and testing services. RINA is a multi-national group which delivers verification, certification, conformity assessment, marine classification, environmental enhancement, product testing, site and vendor supervision, training and engineering consultancy across a wide range of industries and services.

RINA operates through a network of companies covering Marine, Energy, Infrastructures & Construction, Transport & Logistics, Food & Agriculture, Environment & Sustainability, Finance & Public Institutions and Business Governance. With a turnover of over 294 million Euros in 2013, over 2,500 employees, and 163 offices in 57 countries worldwide, RINA is recognized as an authoritative member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards.