We have identified the United Nations Global Compact as the framework that provides the best set of references when describing our impact and efforts to drive progress.
We signed the United Nations Global Compact in 2022 and have committed to implement the ten principles of the Global Compact, to take action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to submit an annual Communication on Progress (COP).
We support all 17 SDGs and, although many of the Club's sustainability-related activities could fall within a number of these goals, we have identified the following five goals as being particularly pertinent to the Club's activities:
- SDG3 on 'good health and wellbeing'
- SDG8 on 'decent work and economic growth'
- SDG13 on 'climate action'
- SDG14 on 'life below water'
- SDG17 on 'partnership for the goals'.
Latest news and other guidance
MEPC 79 - A Summary
THE IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) responsible for matters concerning the prevention and control of pollution from ships, held its 79th session (MEPC 79) in London from 12-16 December 2022
Shipping in EU ETS from 2024
The EU ETS, established in 2005, is the world’s first emissions trading system and remains the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading system across multiple countries and multiple sectors.
Patrick Ryan, Sustainability Director for the UK P&I Club, discussed with Maritime Risk International on the COP27 climate conference in Egypt and what it may mean for the shipping sector.
COP27 - A Summary
COP27 took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 7-20th November 2022, having overrun by a day and a bit for the agreement to be signed off by the 200 countries which participated in the conference