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Progress 2019: Ocean health

20 February 2020
ocean health

Ocean health is pivotal to the health of nature and people. Higher sea temperatures and the proliferation of plastic waste indicate that ocean health is under threat.

Ambition

As citizens of the oceans we want to actively participate in restoring their health and resilience.

Targets

All vessels are compliant with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. Continue collaboration with the Ocean Cleanup Project. Support ocean science research through data collection and partnerships.

Progress 2019

Collaborated with the global shipping community on collecting ocean data, and with The Ocean Cleanup on removing plastic waste from the ocean. Took part in developing and launching the UN Global Compact's Sustainable Ocean Principles. Zero cases of non-compliance with the Ballast Water Management Convention. Ballast water treatment systems installation progressing as planned.

Read more on page 22 in our Sustainability Report 2019.

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