On October 14, 2021, the second United Nations Global Conference on Sustainable Transport, with the theme of “sustainable transport, sustainable development,” was officially opened in Beijing. Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Senior Vice President Alex Gregg-Smith was invited to participate in the opening ceremony and participated in a series of theme meeting.
The conference was hosted by the United Nations and co-hosted by Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the PRC and Beijing Municipal Government. With a clear focus on opportunities, challenges and solutions for achieving sustainable transport goals and following up on the 2016 First Global Conference on Sustainable Transport in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, the conference aimed at promoting sustainable global transport development and implementing the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Developing safe and sustainable transportation is an inevitable requirement to promote the development of transportation with high quality. As a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, BV supports its 400,000 clients to be more efficient, more methodical and more trustworthy in their journey towards more sustainable business and a more sustainable world. Through its green line of services & solutions, the Group empowers organizations – both private and public – to implement, measure and achieve their sustainability objectives. We offer expertise at every point in the supply chain.
As a classification society, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore in China works with industry players across the maritime industry to help reducing our industry’s environmental impact. We help clients comply with environmental regulations, implement green solutions onboard, measure decarbonization progress, and more. We have over the last few months:
- Released two new notations: SUSTAINABLESHIP-1 & 2. Each SUSTAINABLESHIP notation comprises a range of additional class notations, delivering a clear understanding of what shipowners have accomplished. This enables shipowners to take both a high-level and in-depth approach to communicating around sustainability performance as well as demonstrate social responsibility, tailoring the same key information to different audiences.
- Launched an online calculation tool, VeriSTAR Green, to help shipowners achieve and maintain a path toward compliance with IMO carbon indexes.
- Delivered AiPs to new technologies; for example: the integration of a complete Hydrogen propulsion system potentially installed aboard a dredger, a complete Ammonia carrier which would use Ammonia as the fuel for the propulsion.
- Joined the Coalition for the Energy of the Future to help accelerate the development of future energies and technologies to sustain new green mobility models and reduce the impact of transport and logistics on climate change