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Progress 2018: Lead change in the ship recycling industry

21 February 2019
Ship recycling

The journey to transform ship recycling continues with a multi-stakeholder partnership to increase transparency. A significant number of yards in Alang, India are now investing in responsible practices.

Ambition

To radically change the global ship recycling industry to be dominated by responsible practices to the benefit of workers and the environment as well as responsible yards and shipowners.

Targets 2018

Continue to invest and work with selected yards in Alang. Develop the wider Alang area. Initiate the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative.

Progress 2018

External, quarterly audits of the yards we worked with in Alang report only one finding against our Responsibly Ship Recycling Standard. Launched the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative. Mobile Health unit operational in Alang, receiving nearly 10,000 people from the wider Alang area since May 2018.

Targets 2019

Continue to invest and work with selected yards in Alang. Develop the wider Alang area. Drive the development of the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative.

Read more on page 24 in our Sustainability Report 2018.

Read more about Lead change in the ship recycling industry.

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Lead change in the ship recycling industry goals

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