Responsible Consumption

Good waste management and strong environmental governance are both critical in ensuring that we prevent waste from entering the world’s ocean as a result of Thome’s operations. Relevant to the shipping industry is the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), an international convention that covers the prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.

At Thome, we ensure that all waste generated on board is collected in accordance with MARPOL and disposed of in a responsible manner. “Managing waste to save the planet” at Thome means all waste generated on board is properly collected and disposed of. These include all kinds of food waste, domestic waste and operational waste. Where applicable, suitable waste will be collected and segregated before they are recycled by a third-party provider. Thome’s environmental policy requires crew to be diligent in how to collect, segregate, store, process and dispose of garbage in accordance with current regulations. There are placards and garbage management plans which crew should be made aware of and all waste disposal should be recorded in a garbage record book. To strengthen proper management of waste on board, the Chief Engineer oversees this process.