RIGHTSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY
RIGHTSHIP IS COMMITTED TO MAKING A
DIFFERENCE TO THE MARITIME SECTOR

COMMITTED TO CARBON REDUCTION

Complementing our mission to improve the safety and environmental sustainability of the maritime industry, RightShip is a proud carbon-neutral organisation.

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A CARBON-NEUTRAL ORGANISATION

Being carbon-neutral involves purchasing carbon credits to offset the emissions associated with the business operation of our three global offices, including international flights and employee travel to and from work.

It was estimated that the net total carbon emissions for RightShip during 2016 / 2017 was 951 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (tCO2-e)1, which were offset to support the Lavers Hill Conservation efforts in the Great Otway National Park, Australia.

Through the carbon offset program, RightShip is upholding its commitment to provide leadership in environmental sustainability to the international shipping industry.

1 Pangolin Associates – Greenhouse Gas Assessment for RightShip Pty Ltd FY 2016/17

CARBON-NEUTRAL EVENTS

RightShip provides carbon offset sponsorship of selected maritime industry events, working with organisers to take responsibility for emissions associated with the event and to lead in climate change action.

The carbon footprint of the event is estimated, taking into consideration the number of attendees, the location and length of the event,and the accommodation and travel requirements of the delegates.

RightShip then purchases the required number of carbon offset credits to make the event carbon-neutral. A carbon offset certificate is awarded to the conference, highlighting the commitment of both RightShip and the organisers to compensate for the environmental impact of their event.

For more information, please contact environment@rightship.com

In 2018, organisers of the following conferences collectively offset 2,443 tonnes of CO2e, making the maritime industry more sustainable – one event at a time!

  • Asian Tanker Conference – 44t
  • CMA Shipping – 1,461t
  • Green Shiptech China – 121t
  • Cargill: Modern Green Profitable – 70t
  • NAMEPA – 66t
  • Sustainable Ocean Summit – 541t
  • Tradewinds – 84t
  • Maritime Day – 51t
  • Greentech – Green Marine

WE BELIEVE WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY SUPPORTING NOT-FOR-PROFIT MARITIME ORGANISATIONS, INCLUDING THOSE THAT WORK TOWARDS SAFETY, SUSTAINABILITY & IMPROVING SEAFARER WELLBEING.

GIVING BACK

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At RightShip, we know our industry can’t run seamlessly without the many people who contribute at all levels of the supply chain. We have always worked with charity partners in order to advocate for seafarer safety and wellbeing.  

In 2020, we took our commitment further and partnered with independent civil society charity Human Rights at Sea, in order to proactively drive significant change from the top down.

 

Our primary partnership: Human Rights at Sea  

RightShip has strategically partnered with Human Rights at Sea because we have a shared mission to improve safety outcomes for all seafarers. We have chosen to align with this organisation, which was founded by UK-based barrister (non-practicing) David Hammond in 2014, because we believe we can support a shared goal to engage stakeholders, improve human rights policies and stop the abuses that occur at sea.  

Human Rights at Sea has released the Geneva Declaration of Human Rights at Sea. It is currently focused on state-level change and the aim is to achieve ratification within the United Nations systemsRightShip will work with Human Rights at Sea to reach this ambitious goal, with the aim of establishing a treaty that falls in line with the international laws that apply on land. 

Partnership with Mission to Seafarers

In June 2020 we were pleased to announce a new partnership with the Mission to Seafarers, supporting their work to protect the lives of seafarers around the world, with an unrestricted donation of $25,000 USD.

Day and night, the Mission to Seafarers is on call for seafarers in over 200 ports around the world. With over 90% of world trade carried by sea, providing work to 1.5 million seafarers, they offer much-needed practical, emotional and spiritual support through ship visits, their seafarers’ centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services. All of which is made possible through their global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers. The charity is able to carry out its vital work through generous donations from its friends, supporters and the wider maritime industry.

Our additional commitments to giving back  

In recent years we have supported a range of organisations and provided the following outcomes: 

  • The Sailors’ Society: provided support for welfare coaching in maritime technical colleges in China  
  • Mission to Seafarers Melbourne: funding to support local seafarer travel  
  • Yale University: supporting research funding for seafarer health, wellness and injury reduction  
  • Alma Doepel restoration fund: financial support to purchase 2000 forged, galvanised bolts to fasted new hull framing and planking on Alma Doepel 
  • Seafarers’ House, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: funds provided to purchase new computer equipment

RightShip also supports staff fundraising efforts by matching their total raised dollar-for-dollar (up to $200) per event or cause

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

Actively engaging with the wider industry to make our seas safer and more sustainable is a core aspect of RightShip’s business.

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RightShip has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) to better address and understand the industry’s human element, and is a signatory to the Poseidon Challenge working towards zero fatalities, zero pollution and zero detentions.

Encouraging industry-best safety standards, members of leading industry associations are recognised on the Qi platform.

RightShip is a founding member the World Ocean Council, a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to catalyse collaboration in ocean sustainability and stewardship, tackling global marine environmental issues and advancing “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”.

RightShip also recognise the important role that the group of Marine Environment Protection Associations (HELMEPA, AUSMEPA, CYMEPA and NAMEPA) undertake to promote sound environmental practice. RightShip is currently working with AUSMEPA to build the Maritime Emissions Portal, which will provide transparency surrounding air emissions in a port area, allowing for emissions reduction schemes and port benchmarking.

UPCOMING EVENTS

12 NOV 2019

TRADEWINDS SHIPOWNERS FORUM - TOKYO

RightShip are proud to be a Carbon Offset Sponsor for the Tokyo Tradewinds Shipowners Forum.

RightShip provides carbon offset sponsorship of selected maritime industry events. The carbon footprint of the event is estimated, taking into consideration the number of attendees, the location and length of the event,and the accommodation and travel requirements of the delegates.

13 NOV 2019

RIGHTSHIP SEMINAR - TOKYO

RightShip are hosting a seminar in Tokyo in conjunction with ClassNK and LISCR.

There will be ample opportunity to ask questions following each presentation. Places are limited, so we advise that you register promptly to avoid disappointment.

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14 NOV 2019

DCN SHIPPING INDUSTRY AWARDS

RightShip are proud to be Carbon Offset Sponsors of the 2019 DCN Shipping Industry Awards.

RightShip provides carbon offset sponsorship of selected maritime industry events. The carbon footprint of the event is estimated, taking into consideration the number of attendees, the location and length of the event,and the accommodation and travel requirements of the delegates.

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14 NOV 2019

RIGHTSHIP SEMINAR - TOKYO

RightShip are hosting a seminar in Osaka in conjunction with ClassNK and LISCR.

There will be ample opportunity to ask questions following each presentation. Places are limited, so we advise that you register promptly to avoid disappointment.

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26 - 27 NOV

TANKER SHIPPING AND TRADE

RightShip are thrilled to have Marc Forster (Global Marine Standards and Compliance Manager) presenting on a panel at the Tanker Shipping and Trade conference on November 27.

To view more information about the conference, please go here

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