Sustainability and ESG-reporting 

We believe in sustainability in all we do and base our strategy on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. But to know where you are going, you need to know where you are. That is why we measure and openly share our data regarding the impact of our actions on the environment, society, and corporate governance. 

Like most companies in the world, we have a way to go before we can say we have a sustainable business. Still, that is our goal.

In 2008 we decided to adhere to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. Some years ago, we decided to base our sustainability work on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, deciding on five goals that are heavily linked together. We also pledged: We will restore our oceans. To do so, we need to handle the climate crisis. That means innovation. An to innovate you need knowledgeable people with a diverse background. You need to see every challenge from all angles.

Now we base our strategy on these five goals. We believe that is a prerequisite for being able to reach our goal: to build a sustainable business.

Cover of the NSAs ESG guidelines

Over the years, there have been very many different ways of reporting your status and progress within sustainability. In 2019, the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association started developing a guideline for ESG reporting in shipping. We are honoured to say we were a part of that work and decided to use those guidelines for our reporting. We also find it important to give you the facts clear and without any biased explanations from us. That is why you will find our ESG-report below as a table of data and nothing more.  If you have any questions regarding these numbers, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ESG-data, Grieg Maritime Group

* The emissions calculations include all the fleet: 42 vessels in total (it includes own vessels with on house technical management, vessels under external management and vessels under LTTC). Furthermore for the emissions calculations there has been considered all the sea activities, manoeuvring, anchoring etc. and not only sea passage.

GRI: Global Reporting Initiative 
SSAB: Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
SDG: UN Sustainable Development Goals

Vessels included: Kai Xuan, Star Artemis, Star Athena, Star Crios, Star Dalmatia, Star Damon, Star Eos, Star Eracle, Star Grip, Star Hansa, Star Harmonia, Star Herdla, Star Hidra, Sta Isfjord, Star Ismene, Star Istind, Star Japan, Star Java, Star Juventas, Star Kilimanjaro, Star Kinn, Star Kirkenes, Star Kvarven, Star Laguna, Star Lima, Star Lindesnes, Star Livorno, Star Loen, Star Lofoten, Star Louisiana, Star Luster, Star Lygra, Star Lysefjord, Star Maia, Star Majesty, Star Minerva, Star Navarra, Great Forrest, Star Nike and Star Pathfinder

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 Comments GRI SASB SDG
Environment Climate Risk and Climate footprint* Scope 1 GHG (Direct emissions of CO2 equivalents, metric tonnes ) 763 486 442 675 464 653 459 138 445 300 From 2021 also included emissions from owned/leased vessels under external technical management and LTTC vessels. Total fleet: 42 vessels  GRI 305-1  SASB TR-MT-110a.1 3/ 12/ 13/ 14/ 15
Scope 2 GHG (Indirect emissions of CO2 equivalents, metric tonnes ) 115,5 87,2 98,8  NA  NA From 2021 also included emissions from Shanghai Office.  GRI 305-2 3/ 12/ 13/ 14/ 15
Scope 3 GHG (metric tonnes ) 3331,2 2539,9 3414,7  NA  NA Scope 3 only includes emissions from employees’  business trip. Working on assessing the GHG emissions accross the entire value chain. Increase in 2021 due to covid travel restriction in 2020  GRI 305-3 3/ 12/ 13/ 14/ 15
EEOI (Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator) 10,81 10,7 10,9 11,8 13,4 Scope 1 divided by transport work. For 2021 it is calculated based on the total consumption of all activities while previous years we only used the consumption for the sea passage.  GRI 305-4 13
AER (Annual Efficiency Ratio) 6,28 5.61  5.93 For 2021 It is calculated based on the total consumption of all activities while previous years we only use the consumption for the sea passage.  GRI 305-4 13
GHG emission management Non Metric We are currently able to measure the total consumption on all the vessels. Our short term strategy consists on having dashboards to have an online view and make sure that we are compliant with all the requirements. The long term goal is to be Net 0 by 2050.  GRI 305-5  SASB TR-MT-110a.2 13
Climate Risk Reporting Non Metric Not implemented. On Company’s progress improvement list  GRI 201-2 13
Energy consumed, gigajoules 10 081 242 5 828 000 6 224 985  NA  NA Energy consumed from the Offices and total fleet (42 vessels)  GRI 302-1  SASB TR-MT-110a.3 7/8/12/13
Energy consumed: Heavy Fuel Oil % 87% 84% 81%  NA  NA Includes HFO and LFO  GRI 302-1  SASB TR-MT-110a.3 7/8/12/13
Energy consumed: renewable/low-carbon % 0,01% 0,01% 0,01%  NA  NA The renewable/low-carbon energy consumed comes from Bergen and Oslo Offices  GRI 302-1  SASB TR-MT-110a.3 7/8/12/13
Sulphur emissions Non Metric  We are using compliant fuel
Percentage of the fleet that has scrubbers installed 0% 0% 0% We considered compliant fuel as a better option for our fleet
Target percentage of the fleet that will have scrubbers installed 0% 0% 0% We considered compliant fuel as a better option for our fleet
Air pollution* SOx emissions, metric tonnes 1934 869 3 434 3 561 3 494 From 2021 also included emissions from owned/leased vessels under external technical management and LTTC vessels. Total fleet: 42 vessels GRI 305-7  SASB TR-MT-120a.1 3
NOx emissions, metric tonnes 22 904 13 794 14 487 14 319 13 590 From 2021 also included emissions from owned/leased vessels under external technical management and LTTC vessels. Total fleet: 42 vessels GRI 305-7  SASB TR-MT-120a.1 3
Particular matter emissions, metric tonnes NA NA  NA  NA  NA Not measured but we plan on starting reporting on them within the next years GRI 305-7  SASB TR-MT-120a.1 3
Volatile organic compounds, metric tonnes NA NA  NA  NA  NA  Not measured GRI 305-7  SASB TR-MT-120a.1 3
Black carbon emissions, metric tonnes NA NA  NA  NA  NA  Not measured GRI 305-7  SASB TR-MT-120a.1 3
Ship recycling Recycling Ships Policy Non Metric Procedure for recycling  at strictest applicable requirement: EU SRR and according to extended interpretation of HK Convention. Demolition and Recycling of vessels supervised by Grieg Green that only collaborates with what they consider top Ship Recycling Facilities that follow thier strict recycling policies. The facilities are monitored and audited regularly and must be ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 ceritified as well as adhere to the Hong Kong Convention and EU Ship Recycling Regulation. 8/12/14
Number of ship recycled 1 1 2  –  – Policy to recycle at strictest applicable requirement: EU SRR 8/12/14
Number of ships recycled according to EU SRR 1 1 2  –  – All the ships have been recycled according to extended interpretation of Hong Kong Convention before 2019 8/12/14
Ecological Impacts Days in marine protected areas NA NA  NA  NA  NA We currently follow guidelines from local authorities, especially during the whale season in Canada.  GRI 304-2  SASB TR-MT-160a.1 6/14/15/
Number of oil spills from own and charted vessels 1 0 3  –  – Diesel Oil spill during internal transfer in a Star vessel  GRI 306-3 SASB TR-MT-160a.3 3/12/15
Aggregated tonnes potentially harmful oil spills 14 0 0,4  –  – Diesel Oil spill. No report of damage to the marine life.  GRI 306-3 SASB TR-MT-160a.3 3/12/15
Waste generated Non metric Garbage management plan in place for all vessels  GRI 306-1 and GRI 306-3a 3/12/15
Total waste generated (metric tonnes) We are measuring it and we are currently working on digitising the logs. Further data will be available in the upcoming years  GRI 306-1 and GRI 306-3a
Plastic landed to shore facilities (cubic meters and not compressed) 264 364 483  NA  NA In 2021 compared to 2019 there has been a 24% reduction of plastic (the fleet reduction has been taken into consideration for this calculation).  GRI 306-1 and GRI 306-3a 3/12/16
Percentage of total amount of plastic waste that was landed to shore (cubic meters and not compressed) 89 84 85  NA  NA Improvement respect other years. We have landed more waste and reduced the plastic incineration  GRI 306-1 and GRI 306-3a 3/12/17
Social Accidents, Safety and Labour Rights LTIF 0,71 0,21 0,86 1,73 1,89 Follow Intercargo standard calculation and definition. GRI 403-9 SASB TR-MT-320a.1 3/8/16
BoD % women 50% 50% 60% 60% 50% Equal balance between men and women  GRI 405-1 5/8/10
Top management % women 42,90% 38% 40% 38% 38%  ncrease compared to before is due to the esbablishment of Grieg Maritime Group new Top Management Team.  GRI 405-1 5/8/10
Management % women 26,70% 35% 31% 36% 43% The drop respect to previous years is because we also included China and Philippines management  GRI 405-1 5/8/10
Employees total % women 48,40% 46% 47% 46% 49% Stable in the last 5 years  GRI 405-1 5/8/10
Seafarers top management % women 0,90% 0,10% 0,10% It includes the following employee’ category:  Captain, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer and 2nd Engineer.  GRI 405-1 5/8/10
Seafarers management % women 6,80% 0,90% 0,40% 0,30% 0,10% It includes the following employee’s category: 2nd Officer, 3rd Officer, Junior 3rd Officer, 3rdEngineer, 4th Engineer and Junior 4th Engineer  GRI 405-1 5/8/10
Seafarers % women 2,40% 2,80% 1,40% 1,20% 0,60%  GRI 405-1 5/8/10
Labour Rights Non metric Policies/Guidelines on: Flexible Working, Human Rights Policy, Korn Ferry Hay Benefit Grading, Parental/Extended Leave, Gender Equity Policy, Anti-Harrassment and Bullying Policy, Employee Code of Conduct, Ethical Guidelines and Whistleblowing Policy
PSC Deficiencies 1,03 1,19 1,4 1,12 1,22 Lowest number of PSC Deficiencies (average) received in the last 5 years  SASB TR-MT-540a.3 8/14
PSC Detentions 1 3 2 2 Detention in Canada December 2021  SASB TR-MT-540a.3 8/14
Marine casualties 3 3 5 10 2 injuries that resulted into repatriation and 1 diesel oilsplill  SASB TR-MT-540a.1 8
Marine casualties, very serious % 0  –  –  – No very serious marine casualties  SASB TR-MT-540a.1 8
Marine casualties, deaths 0  –  –  – No marine casualties that resulted in death SASB TR-MT-540a.1 8
Sick leave shore 0,90% 0,80% 1,60% 1,30% 1,60% Decrease considerable in the last 2 years possibly due to the pandemic and working from home 8
Governance Business Ethics Corruption risk 0 0 19  NA  NA Not measured before 2019 SASB TR-MT-510a.1 16
Facilitation payments 1 3 7  –  – One case in India. It didn’t have any serious repercussions. 16
Total monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and/or regulations 9000 EUR 0 0 0 0 Fine for exceding allowable sulphur limit in port due to residual fuel contamination  GRI 2-27  SASB TR-MT-510a.2 16
Business Ethics Policies Non metric Ethical Guidelines and Sanctions Policy in place. The  AML and ABC policy are expected soon to be implemented. We are part of the MACN Group (Maritime Anticorruption Network)  GRI 2-27  SASB TR-MT-510a.2 16
ESG Governance Policies, Guidelines and Targets Non metric Policies/Guidelines in place on Corporate responsibility Commitment, Business Ethics, ESGReporting, Gifts and Hospitality, Suppliers Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowing channel and Privacy Policy for processing peronal data. GRI 205-2 16