Leela Ship Recycling Pvt. Ltd. was successfully shortlisted for two prestigious Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia in Singapore, held on 15th July 2016.
The yard reached the final list for both the Environment Protection Award and the Corporate Social Responsibility Award, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the highest standards of ship recycling. This is first time that, “Ship Recycling” category was accepted for nomination.
Earlier this year ClassNK and RINA issued Statements of Compliance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC) to two Leela Ship Recycling yards, Leela and Sarvag respectively. Only six yards globally have achieved this status to date. In addition, Leela has been certified by independent verifier IRClass as meeting the requirements and standards of European Union Ship Recycling Regulationand has submitted its application for inclusion in the EU recognised yards list. This is a clear demonstration of the proactive steps that Leela is taking to show best practice in responsible ship recycling.
The Environment Protection Award commended Leela’s investment in green solutions and processes, the measures the yard has taken to promote environmental awareness, the commitment to ISO and regulatory compliance and the steps takento reduce its carbon footprint.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Award recognised Leela’s commitment to employee, local community welfare and the dedication to giving back to society.This recognition shows Leela’s level of commitment and achievement and should be seen as an example of what is possible for yards in Alang and the progress on sustainability being achieved across the ship recycling industry.
Mr Komalkant Sharma, C.M.D of Leela Ship Recycling, commented:“…Becoming a finalist in the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia in two categories focused on safety, CSR and the environment is a fantastic achievement for Leela.Leela’s commitment to developing a safer and more sustainable future is admirable and an excellent example of the significant improvements in sustainable ship recycling practices in Alang, India. That this progressis being recognised at this level by the shipping industry is hugely significant. We hope that NGOs, legislators and other groups that have long portrayed the industry as entirely negative see this progress and support our efforts for further improvements and innovation…”