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 Singapore corporate circles.
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 programmes is imperative and Thome Group does not differentiate between vessels and shore offices when it comes to adopting such programmes.
Thome Group’s audit took place throughout its corporate locations in Singapore, including Thome Ship Management, Thome Offshore Management and Thome Oil & Gas. The Eco-Office certification is valid until December 2016
Thome Group President, Claes Eek Thorstensen, said: “We are proud of this award but with pride comes responsibility, particularly since we are the first in our sector to achieve this certification. We owe it to ourselves, the marine fraternity in Singapore and also to our stake holders around the globe, to continue to uphold these high environmental standards.”
Eco-Office is a joint initiative between Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and City Developments Limited (CDL). One of the key programmes associated with the project is the online Eco-Office Rating System which enables offices to perform a self-audit based on supplied metrics, such as corporate environmental policy and commitment, purchasing practice, waste minimisation measures and levels of recycling, enabling companies to gauge their performance over time and to apply for an Eco-Office award (previously known as the Green Office).