Thome has become the first ship management company to achieve Eco-Office certification in Singapore, after successfully completing an environmental audit throughout its Singapore offices.
The award recognises Thome Group as an organisation that embraces its duty of care to the environment in which it operates, and demonstrates it commitment to sustainability through energy and environmental conservation program.The Eco-Office status is regarded as the strictest of its kind in Singapore corporate circles.
Thome Group President, Claes Eek Thorstensen, said: “We are proud of this award but with pride comes responsibility, particularly since we are the first in our sector to achieve this certification. We owe it to ourselves, the marine fraternity in Singapore and also to our stake holders around the globe, to continue to uphold these high environmental standards.”
The Eco Status award comes seven months after Thome demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by becoming the first ship management company to commit to the IMPA ACT, the International Marine Purchasing Association's (IMPA) responsible supply chain initiative.
Launched in 2013, IMPA ACT is dedicated to the global shipping sector. Companies join as members of the programme and collaborate using the programme’s tools with their suppliers to manage their social, economic and environmental impacts.