Our key impacts & responsibilities

Propelling a vessel across oceans and operating a network of offices require many resources, the outputs of which impact the environment, our staff and the communities in which we operate.

To minimise these impacts, Pacific Basin has ship and shore-based initiatives focused on reducing atmospheric emissions, marine discharges and resource consumption, enhancing the safety and wellbeing of our staff, and enhancing the quality of the relationships and interactions we have with our communities.

At Sea

Inputs

Key resources and relationships we rely on (our Capitals)

Human Capital

  • Staff at sea

Physical & Natural Capital

  • Steel & vessel materials
  • Fuel oil
  • Paints
  • Ballast water
  • Food & packaging
  • Cargo packing materials
  • Lubricants
  • Chemicals

Social & Relationship Capital

  • Customers
  • Suppliers
  • Ports & local community
  • Dock/port workers
  • Agents
  • Local regulators

Outputs

Our impacts and CSR responsibilities

Physical Impacts

Accidents & illness, personal tness, productivity & effectiveness

Atmospheric Emissions

CO2, Greenhouse gases, SOx, NOx, PM, VOCs

Goodwill & Reputation Impacts

Ship/crew performance and cooperation impact support from customers. Courtesy, cooperation and professionalism impact support from shore-side workers, authorities and other service providers. Poor performance and attitude impact brand reputation and vessel turnaround time in port.

Mental Impacts

Separation from family & friends, absence of normal life ashore, mental wellbeing, boredom

Marine Discharge

Bilge and ballast water, sewage and gray water, garbage/food waste, toxic leaching from paint, cargo residue and accidental discharges

Other impacts

Steel and other resources consumption (for vessel construction), and noise, odor and visual impact

Shore Discharge

Garbage, waste dunnage, cargo residue, sludge, hazardous waste, expended parts

On Shore

Inputs

Key resources and relationships we rely on (our Capitals)

Human Capital

  • Staff ashore

Physical & Natural Capital

  • Business travel
  • Commuting
  • Electricity
  • Paper supplies
  • Water & Sewage
  • General waste

Social & Relationship Capital

  • Customers
  • Suppliers
  • Regulators & policy makers
  • Communities
  • Investors
  • Finance providers

Outputs

Key resources and relationships we rely on (our Capitals)

Physical Impacts

Accidents & illness, personal fitness, productivity & effectiveness

Atmospheric Emissions

CO2, Greenhouse gases, SOx, NOx, PM, VOCs

Goodwill & Reputation Impacts

Courtesy, fairness, cooperation and professionalism impact support and goodwill from customers and other partners/stakeholders

Mental Impacts

Work-life balance

Other impacts

Non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, water pollution, fuel & resources consumption