Thanks to its various technologies and specialised services, Wärtsilä is well positioned to reduce exhaust emissions and the use of natural resources, and to support its customers in preparing for new regulatory requirements. Wärtsilä’s R&D efforts continue to focus on the development of advanced environmental technologies and solutions. The company is committed to supporting the UN Global Compact and its principles with respect to human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. Wärtsilä is also committed to supporting the UN sustainability goals that deal with issues to which Wärtsilä contributes in a positive way. Such goals include those related to clean energy, a low-carbon marine ecosystem, and responsible business conduct.
During the second quarter, Wärtsilä solutions for reducing emissions from gas flaring at oil drilling and production sites were recognised with White Snow, Clean Air awards held in conjunction with the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting.
In May, Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) was granted US Coastguard (USCG) Type Approval. The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV (Ultra-Violet) technology utilises proven filtration and UV irradiation, while maintaining a high degree of safety and operability.
Wärtsilä’s share is included in several sustainability indices. During the second quarter, Wärtsilä was reconfirmed for inclusion in the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe. Wärtsilä was also included in the S&P Europe 350 ESG index.