Responsibility is our tradition: In 1994 Hapag-Lloyd was the first shipping company who had certified all its worldwide activities according to ISO quality standards. By 1996 binding environmental guidelines were formulated.  In 2003 a certification according to environmental standards was added to the already existing ISO quality standard. Both systems were combined to our integrated Quality and Environmental Management System (ISO 9001 + ISO 14001) and since then have continuously been updated. Our ISO certification includes most activities of Hapag-Lloyd's worldwide organisation.

Our ISO 9001 and 14001 certification for our shore-based organisation was renewed by SGS in June 2021. Fleet Managment received their new ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certification in March 2018 (valid until 2023).

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Hapag-Lloyd calculates carbon emissions for all owned and chartered container vessels by using the methodology developed by Clean Cargo. The CO2 as well as SOx emission data have been verified by DNV GL. For further information please read the pdf-document from March 6th, 2020 below.

Since 1997 all our new ships receive an Environmental Passports for highest environmental standards. It will be issued for measures carried out voluntarily which help to improve maritime environmental protection.

Hapag-Lloyd has qualified its fleet in accordance with IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and the corresponding International Energy Efficiency Certificate (IEEC).

These certificates help to reduce emissions from international shipping by energy efficiency measures, ensure compliance with mandatory regulations and support our green approach - also proven by issuing these certificates before they became mandatory in 2013. Already in 2012, Hapag-Lloyd became the first
shipping company in the world to have its entire own-managed fleet certified in accordance with the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) bearing in mind that the EEDI is obligatory for newbuildings (since 2013) only.  

Hapag-Lloyd equips all its newbuilds with an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM).

The IHM is a certified record which details all of the materials built in to a vessel which may pose a threat to health or to the environment. An up-to-date IHM will enable all these materials to be located and disposed of safely. This ensures that vessels are recycled in a safe and environmentally friendly way. The IHM must be updated if any changes are made to the vessel.

Hapag-Lloyd is the first company to receive the “DNV GL Excellence Green Star” certificate in recognition of its compliance with the highest standards in ship recycling.

The “DNV GL Excellence Green Star” certificate enables us to document our commitment to safety and environmental regulations through the implementation of a “green” ship-recycling programme.

Our information security management system was externally certified by datenschutz cert in 2019 in accordance with ISO 27001 for onshore systems. The certificate is valid until 16.12.2022.

In order to counteract the various dangers that occur when working on the open sea, comprehensive safety measures are needed. Fleet Management’s occupational safety management system was certified in accordance with ISO 45001:2018.

This certification represents not just the safety of our employees, but also smooth on-board workflows that our customers can rely on.

The certificate is valid until March 21, 2024.

Environmental Protection on Board our Ships

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Environmental Protection on Board our Ships

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