SD Strategy Highlights

We don't see our business as separate from the world. We depend on it, and wish to help shape it positively.

We will respect and care for our employees and other stakeholders, unlocking the potential for all of us to grow.

In 2018, CNCo:

  • Employed 2,665 employees in 48 countries, with 1,038 being shore-based, and 1,627 seagoing employees;
  • Provided fair and equitable remuneration and benefits to all its employees;
  • Worked with consultancy firm, Green-Jakobsen, on enhancing our approach to safety and rolled out the Zero Harm campaign across CNCo fleet and our onshore offices globally;
  • Ran Leadership Development programmes in Singapore to equip leaders and managers with competence and skills;
  • Increased number of female seagoing officers to 19 from six in 2017;
  • Invested in discretionary employee Training and Development:
    - 831 of our seagoing employees received 9,568 hours of training;
    - 655 of our shore-based employees received 3,210 hours of training.
  • Presented 91 long-service employee appreciation awards (totalling 1,195 years with CNCo);
  • Joined “Women's International Shipping & Trading Association” (WISTA) Singapore chapter.

We will help create a resilient environment that provides for our future.

In 2018, CNCo:

  • Won the 2018 Seatrade Maritime Fuel Efficiency Award for our commitment to minimising emissions from our operations;
  • Our efforts to improve fuel efficiency translated into USD 10 million in fuel savings and the reduction of 78,850 tCO2 emissions to the environment;
  • Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to address critical waste management issues in the Pacific Islands under the project Moana Taka Partnership;
  • Continued to build capacity of the Ship Recycling Facilities in Alang, India where CNCo sustainably and responsibly recycles its vessels;
  • Partnered with Endangered Species International (ESI) in the Philippines to make a difference and deliver results that benefit the environment of many of our seafarers;
  • Continued being an active member of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative and Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative;
  • Supported Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s commitment to protecting native whales.

We will work with communities wherever we operate to improve people's lives.

In 2018, CNCo:

  • Supported Sailors’ Society and The Mission to Seafarers, both of which are dedicated to seafarers’ welfare around the globe;
  • Have an established management trainee programme to invest in young talent;
  • Signed an MOU with the University of the South Pacific to research new-generation, low-carbon ships for the Pacific region under Project Cerulean;
  • Provided funding to upgrade infrastructure for Mahonia Na Dari (Guardian of the Sea) a Papua New Guinea based marine environment research and conservation education centre in Kimbe Bay;
  • Assisted the UK National Oceanography Centre to collect data using CNCo vessels under Swire National Oceanographic Centre Ocean Monitoring System (SNOMS) programme;
  • Signed a three-year partnership agreement with the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) and became the newest major sponsor of the FRU with naming rights to the Fiji Warriors and Fiji Tuwawa Tens Team;
  • Started to provide assistance to the Family Support Centre in Honiara, Solomon Islands on the programme: Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls in Solomon Islands;
  • Supported ASSM Dependents Association, a not-for-profit organisation working with communities in the Philippines;
  • Continued our support to Cricket Papua New Guinea in running Swire Shipping Talent ID Programme;
  • Engaged employees in corporate volunteering programmes with Singapore-based employees spending 238 hours volunteering.
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Because when the world in which we operate thrives, so do we.