GENPRO SUSTAINABILITY MISSION
GenPro’s Sustainability mission is to drive Sustainability throughout the procurement process and generate viable efficiencies and efficacies for its Members and Suppliers in a fully transparent, measurable, and sustainable manner.
GENPRO SUSTAINABILITY DEFINITIONS
The Profitable, Socially Responsible and Ethical coexistence of GenPro, its Members and Contracted Suppliers.
At GenPro, Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. Since the company’s inception in 2017 we have been navigating through a “stormy” albeit rewarding ocean of trusting and meaningful relationships, today we proudly can say that the GenPro family and network of partners is strong and ready to take on any future challenges while simultaneously and actively driving a positive impact on society and the planet.
With a genuine & radiating vision acting as our luminous Sustainability Beacon and committed to adding value, we embark into a fascinating journey of innovation, diversity & inclusion, and transparency for a more sustainable future.
Our Sustainability Vision is to become the Socially and Environmentally Responsible Leading Procurement partner of choice in the Marine and Trading Ecosystem.
As procurement leaders, we are committed to driving Sustainability into every process we follow and inspire our ecosystem in which we operate, to embrace our Sustainability Values. This is also reflected in our Mission.
GenPro aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) which aim to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality, and all while tackling climate change by working to preserve our oceans and forests.
The Sustainability plan in force focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It encapsulates the environmental, social, and economic impact of every single aspect of our work and has a rapidly growing effect in our cooperation between GenPro, its Members, their managed fleet and GenPro’s Suppliers. At GenPro we endorse and promote environmentally friendly choices regarding products, procedures, and suppliers.
Throughout 2020 GenPro carried out a series of thought-provoking Webinars where Suppliers and Members were invited to jointly participate in. The subjects presented and further discussed included:
- Introduction to GenPro’s Sustainability Strategy
- Green Supply Chain
- Provisions Quality Management
- Stores & Provisions Packing
- NCR & Handling
- International Regulations on Ship Recycling & Hazardous Materials
Being and acting responsibly is no longer a choice it’s the Business Imperative of the Future, without it one cannot remain profitable, relevant, afloat nor ethically relative.
We contribute to the global sustainability vision, we continue respectfully on our path, and stand by our network of esteemed Members and Suppliers to jointly realize our goals.
GenPro’s Sustainability Report will be issued annually, first of which to be released in December 2022.
Sustainability Actions & Initiatives:
- Minimization of Single Use plastics
- Reduction of Paper Use
- Aligns with International Regulations
- Educates & communicates via dedicated Webinars
- Maintains a Sustainability Balance Scorecard program
- Remote Tendering
- Sustainability in Invitations for Tender
- Building Partnerships with the Community
Every month we share with our network inspiring articles from a wide selection of sustainability publications, with the ultimate goal to raise and maintain awareness, expand the reader’s thinking on Sustainability related matters and, foster productive & rewarding partnerships. Click on below to learn more.
The top news stories in this month’s Buoy include Notpla’s seaweed-based packaging – a groundbreaking initiative recently acknowledged by the Dutch government as the ‘first and only’ plastic-free material. The EU has meanwhile unveiled an interinstitutional Ethics Body to ensure transparency and accountability, whilst the EU’s €4 billion Innovation Fund signals a major step towards advancing net-zero technologies. We also explore how the AI revolution will affect ESG, as well as how scientists are testing a new AI laser-drone system to uncover ocean blind spots. Before the COP28 discussions, Members of the European Parliament advocated for the termination of all subsidies for fossil fuels worldwide by 2025. We’ll have further COP28 updates in next month’s Buoy.
In this issue of Buoy, we look at the ever-evolving landscape of environmental initiatives. The top news stories of October include how the world’s most compact marine hydrogen fuel cell is on the verge of breakthrough, whilst new partnerships emerge in the pursuit of floating offshore wind technology.
Elsewhere, we report on how designers are tackling the waste problem of a ‘throwaway culture’ by utilising discarded resources. Read on for more innovative updates.
Transparency takes centre stage in this issue, with the EU’s trailblazing initiative to provide detailed product durability information for consumers.
Meanwhile, cutting-edge tech such as AI and real-time modelling are reshaping resource management. We also take a look at the importance of international cooperation, such as the California-Shanghai Green Shipping Corridor which seeks to reduce the eco-footprint of maritime transportation.
The news that EU shipping emissions have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels serves as a stark reminder of the pressing need for ongoing sustainability efforts.