Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the SailGreener carbon offset programme of Swire Bulk Pte Ltd (“Swire Bulk” or “we”).


Carbon offset credits under this programme will be acquired through the Fly Greener carbon offset programme of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (“Cathay Pacific“).


Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. Your acceptance of them is required to proceed with this transaction.


  1. These terms and conditions apply to the Swire Bulk SailGreener carbon offset programme (the ”SailGreener Programme”).

  2. Any contribution you make to the SailGreener Programme is voluntary.

  3. Your contribution will be used to acquire verified emission reductions (“VERs” or “carbon credits”) from projects that are certified under the Gold Standard for the environmental and social benefits they bring to the local communities.

    These carbon credits are obtained through Cathay Pacific’s Fly Greener programme where the projects are chosen by Cathay Pacific in its sole discretion. While Cathay Pacific takes all reasonable care to select VERs from projects, neither Cathay Pacific nor Swire Bulk makes any guarantee or warranty as to the environmental, social and/or other benefits these projects might bring about.

  4. The emissions are calculated based on the actual amount of fuel consumed on each voyage that is reported to and monitored by Swire Bulk. We accept no liability if this calculation is incorrect or does not accurately reflect the actual greenhouse gas emissions attributable to your shipment.

  5. After the completion of your shipment, you may write to Swire Bulk and request to acquire carbon credits. Swire Bulk has sole discretion whether to accept such request or otherwise. Once you make the request, these terms and conditions are considered to be accepted.

  6. If the request is accepted, Swire Bulk will acquire the carbon credits from Cathay Pacific’s Fly Greener programme and the carbon credits will be retired on your behalf, under the name of the individual, organisation or company provided by you. Swire Bulk will issue a certificate to such named party reflecting the amount of carbon dioxide offset (the “SailGreener certificate”). The name(s) you provided will become public information.

    The carbon credits that Swire Bulk assist to acquire from Cathay Pacific will be priced in Hong Kong Dollars but paid for by Swire Bulk in United States Dollars at the prevailing exchange rate Swire Bulk’s bank imposes on such transactions at the time of payment. Your contribution to Swire Bulk will be equivalent to the amount Swire Bulk paid to Cathay Pacific in United States Dollars.

  7. You will not be allowed to amend the name of the individual, organisation or company to be reflected on the SailGreener certificate once the name is provided.

  8. The details of the projects that have been selected from which to purchase the carbon credits to offset the emissions from your shipment will be reflected on the SailGreener certificate.

  9. There will be no refund of any contribution you make under the SailGreener programme under any circumstances. You are advised to read the content of the SailGreener programme carefully in order to ensure that you understand the programme before completion of the transaction process.

  10. While Swire Bulk has taken reasonable care to ensure the accuracy of the information relating to carbon offsetting, this information may be subject to change at any time without notice to you. Swire Bulk will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information and does not guarantee that the information is up-to-date at all times, and excludes liability to the fullest extent permitted by any relevant law.

  11. Swire Bulk may cancel or suspend the SailGreener programme in its absolute discretion at any time without giving notice to you.

  12. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Singapore. We may amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice to you. It is your responsibility to check for changes each time you make a new contribution.

  13. These terms and conditions are to be read in conjunction with our Data Protection and Privacy Policy and Terms of Use which apply to the use of the Swire Bulk website.

  14. If this English version of the terms and conditions does not conform to other language versions, the English version shall prevail. In case of dispute, Swire Bulk reserves the right to make a final decision.