Society and industry are demanding a less carbon intensive and a more sustainable future. The Paris Agreement, signed in 2016, is being shaped into tangible laws and regulations on national and international levels. The results are substantial targets for 2020, 2030 and 2050 to reduce carbon emissions. The Dutch government has set ambitious targets for 2050 and aims to almost completely reduce greenhouse gasses compared to 1990 levels. By 2030, the EU aims to cut its emissions by 40% as part of the efforts required by developed countries as a group. The EU also states that all sectors need to contribute. Their call is being adhered to by the marine industry. The IMO is aiming for a minimum of 50% reduction of carbon emissions by 2050 for all its members. The carbon reduction programs are part of a larger sustainable framework however, that of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Paris Agreement, IMO Policy and the UNSDGs provide a framework for long-term policy planning, and a guideline for sustainable development for HMC. As a responsible contractor in the offshore industry, HMC aims to be part of the solution and act as a role-model in terms of sustainability.
Context - Energy Transition & Carbon Reduction Targets
"An agreement on climate change, emissions mitigation, adaption and finance"
"A minimum of 50% CO2 reduction for the marine industry by 2050"
"The blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all"
HMC Sustainable Values - Why we do what we do
For many years now, HMC believes that a responsible company has an obligation to act in a sustainable manner. Being sustainable means a careful balance between People, Planet and Profit. Sustainability is an integral part of HMC's identity which we are in embedding into our daily work practices. We act sustainable because we want to. Not because we have to. Taking the lead towards a more sustainable offshore industry is a natural instinct embedded in our mission: to be, and to be recognized as, the best offshore contractor. Being a contractor in the oil, gas and renewables industry we aim to combine sustainable practices with maintaining a financially healthy company which consistently meets and exceeds our stakeholder's, expectations. Our main goals are to:
- Minimize the impact on the environment and disturbance to flora and fauna
- Eliminate hazardous discharges to the environment
- Use environmentally friendly materials where available and where reasonably practical
- Optimize energy usage by developing and implementing efficient procedures and equipment
- Eliminate or reducing waste generation at the source
- Optimize waste recovery and recycling
- Reduce our emissions and become carbon neutral