Maritime gets an ESG index

The University of Plymouth and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, alongside an advisory committee of industry experts, have developed an ESG reporting methodological framework and index, catered to the individualities of the maritime sector.

Formulated with the intent to breach the existing gap in credible benchmarking within the maritime sector, the ESG Index covers more than 70 shipping companies.

The aim is to launch a holistic ESG reporting framework and indexing methodology that will allow shipping companies to illustrate an accurate and measurable ESG profile and a standardisation of reporting.

Dr Stavros Karamperidis, head of the maritime transport research group at the University of Plymouth, commented: “The ESG Index is a tailor-made tool to support the industry through this transitional and challenging period, reducing the time and complexities required for companies to efficiently assess where they stand.”

Currently, Webber Research & Advisory in the US is shipping’s top provider of ESG scorecards, with others looking to get in on the act.

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Sam Chambers