Wallenius Wilhelmsen to advise on global sustainability standards

Transparency is central to the journey towards zero emissions. That’s why we’ve published our own sustainability data for more than a decade. Now Wallenius Wilhelmsen aims to use that experience and knowledge more broadly.

Roger Strevens

Wallenius Wilhelmsen is taking a leading role in the development of sustainability standards for the maritime transportation sector with the appointment of head of sustainability, Roger Strevens, to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) Standards Advisory Group.

SASB is an independent, standard-setting organisation that helps businesses around the world identify, manage and communicate sustainability information to investors, who are increasingly focusing on climate-related risks in their portfolios. SASB standards are of special interest to publicly-traded companies managing climate-related risks.

It’s difficult to manage what you don’t measure, so having a toolbox like SASB that comes with all the relevant metrics is very useful for driving corporate performance.

Roger Strevens

Head of sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen

"It’s difficult to manage what you don’t measure, so having a toolbox like SASB that comes with all the relevant metrics is very useful for driving corporate performance," says Strevens.

"Communicating those results in a reliable and transparent way is equally important," explains Strevens. "Transparency has a central role in making sustainability a business virtue, a trend Wallenius Wilhelmsen believes is becoming ever more important for driving progress. Knowing the right questions to ask underpins the value of sustainability disclosures, so we are delighted to contribute to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board."

Strevens is currently chair of the Trident Alliance, a group of shipping companies campaigning for full and effective enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations.

He is also a board member of Ocean Exchange, an innovation accelerator and forum, and serves on the steering committee of the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI).

Read more about the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative

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