The CSL Group Launches Corporate Sustainability Report and Affirms Commitment to Responsible Business Practices

MONTREAL, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The CSL Group, a global leader in marine dry bulk cargo shipping and handling, today released its new Corporate Sustainability Report, featuring highlights of its 2013 sustainability performance and progress.

The inaugural report, available online at CSLships.com, broadens the scope of CSL's Environmental Report published since 2008, and includes other priority areas including safety, ethics, employee and community engagement, the workplace, philanthropy, and value for customers.

"We believe we owe our employees, our customers and the communities in which we operate the assurance that our operations are conducted openly, ethically and with the utmost respect for safety and the environment," states CSL Group CEO Rod Jones. "As a pledge to our continued improvement, our annual report will mark our progress as we evolve to meet and exceed the expectations of our many stakeholders."

The 2013 report features CSL's progress in achieving its short- and long-term sustainability goals and commitments. Notable accomplishments include:

  • Seven new Trillium Class self-unloading vessels were delivered and began operating with best-in-class operational and environmental performance.
  • The SafePartners Program was launched throughout CSL's global fleets, to foster a collaborative, world-class safety culture that yields genuine change and results.
  • ISO 14001 and the Green Marine program were adopted as CSL's new global approaches to environmental performance, to ensure consistency and continuity in measurement and reporting.
  • Canada Steamship Lines received the top-rated Green Marine score of 4.57.
  • GHG emissions were reduced by an average of 1.62% throughout CSL's global fleet.
  • Fuel oil use dropped by 12.3% as a result of implementing fuel efficiency technologies.
  • Employees celebrated CSL's 100th anniversary by giving back to communities through the Keep on Steamin fundraising challenge.

CSL believes in consistently and rigorously upholding the highest standards in every aspect of its business and in every jurisdiction in which it operates. Being a good corporate citizen for CSL means going beyond regulatory compliance to better serve customers and contribute to a healthier world.

CSL's 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report can be viewed or downloaded on CSL's website at CSLships.com. Printed copies of the report are available upon request.

The CSL Group is the world's largest owner and operator of self-unloading vessels. Headquartered in Montreal with divisions based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Singapore and Australia, The CSL Group delivers more than 76 million tonnes of cargo annually for customers in the construction, steel, energy and agri-food sectors.

 

SOURCE: The CSL Group Inc.

For further information: Brigitte Hébert, Director, Communications, 514-982-3854, brigitte.hebert@cslships.com

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