GREEN AWARD TO CARRY OUT ESI VERIFICATION CHECKS
 


Green Award, as an incentive provider to the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) programme, has become the first organisation to carry out verification checks onboard. The verification checks will be integrated into the currently running auditing procedures of Green Award.

Following our previous announcement back in July 2011 about including ESI into the Green Award requirements for seagoing ships, Green Award has taken the initiative to further cooperate with the ESI programme. Green Award is to become the first official ESI auditor to verify ESI data onboard ships on behalf of on behalf of IAPH/ESI.

With the ESI focusing on air emissions of NOx, SOx and CO2, being three of the over 50 important environmental and safety elements Green Award includes in its inspection criteria, it is only natural to join forces in order to achieve the best results in the aspect of minimising the impact of emissions on the environment.

With 18 years of inspection expertise, Green Award will be able to smoothly incorporate a simple verification check of ESI data during the regular Green Award ship surveys. With the ever-increasing amount of inspections onboard ships, this approach will prevent Green Award certified ships/certificate holders from facing yet another inspection burden.

What does this mean for Green Award seagoing certificate holders?
The usual planning, ship surveying and the reporting will not alter. The procedures will simply be streamlined to the existing certification procedures, keeping the burden minimal for our certificate holders. This ESI verification will be performed at random and the master of the ship will be informed accordingly.
The only cooperation we would request would be the cooperation of the ship managers and the crew members onboard for data provision.
We are currently in process of finalising the official operational procedures. An informative document for our certificate holders will follow.
 

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