THOME Group in the Philippines has become the first local company to be accredited with ECO Office certification.
The international ship manager has successfully completed an environmental audit throughout its Singapore offices to achieve Eco-Office status, which is regarded as the strictest of its kind in the region.
Following a comprehensive audit of a number of Thome Group corporate locations in the Philippines, four Thome Group companies have been accredited including: Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd – ROHQ,TSM Shipping (Phils) Inc; MST Marine Services (Phils) Inc; Timur Shipping (Phils) Inc.
This award recognises Thome Group as an organisation which embraces its duty of care to the environment in which it operates. Sustainability through energy and environmental conservation programs is imperative and Thome Group does not differentiate between vessels and shore offices when it comes to adopting such programs.
Roque Langkay junior, HSSEQ Manager – ROHQ, Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd, Philippines, said: “On behalf of our Eco-Office Green Committee, we thank our management for their full support and congratulate everyone within Thome Group in the Philippines for their great team work which has enabled us to achieve this accreditation.”