As a seafaring business, Stena Line has a responsibility to protect the oceans from harm. Identifying the best course of action is challenging since one action that is positive for one aspect, can be negative for another. Some paints used for hull paints, for example, can be negative for biodiversity but positive for the climate.
Our ambition is to take a leadership position in the maritime industry in this area. Today we go beyond the regulatory requirements of International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), as well as regional and country-level regulations. We have signed up to the voluntary Green Marine certification programme, which covers a broad range of aspects, including aquatic invasive species, oily discharge, underwater noise and waste management. We are also supporting research to broaden knowledge about the impact of shipping.