This Sustainable Development (SD) Annual Report covers the operations of The China Navigation Company Pte Ltd and its associated group companies (CNCo) from 1st January to 31st December 2018, with any point data being as at 31st December 2018. This report has been prepared in accordance with the “Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core” option.

CNCo reports its full performance in all the areas covered by the Social Responsibility Standard: ISO 26000:2010. Those are reported under the broad headings of ‘Health and Safety’, ‘Carbon and Environment’, and ‘Our People’ and ‘Communities’ throughout this report. We have summarised our achievements under three areas aligned with our SD Strategy.

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The China Navigation Company (CNCo) enjoys a rich heritage; it was founded in 1872 where it operated Mississippi-style paddle-steamers on China’s Yangtze River. As the shipping arm and oldest operating entity of the Swire group, CNCo has grown in tandem with the global economy.