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.
Sustainability highlights in the third quarter included the supply and installation of an auto gasification solution for a cruise vessel. This innovative technology will enable the safe disposal of waste from the ship through a self-fuelling thermal decomposition unit, thereby significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Wärtsilä supplied gasification unit will replace one of the vessel’s onboard incinerators, and will safely dispose of hazardous, contaminated, and dry burnable waste in an environmentally sustainable way. Another key action was the decision to join the “Getting to Zero 2030 Coalition”, in which Wärtsilä and 74 other organisations committed to the decarbonisation of deep-sea shipping and its energy value chains. This is in line with the most ambitious interpretation of the IMO’s carbon emissions reduction strategy and the latest relevant IPCC climate science.
Wärtsilä’s share is included in several sustainability indices. During the third quarter, Wärtsilä was reconfirmed for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.