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Environment friendly purchasing -Ways to mitigate marine pollution

Spares and supplies are to be sourced in a planned manner to reduce unnecessary movement of parts.

The best practice is to ensure that orders are consolidated (Bulk purchasing) to reduce the use of packing material. Use of environmentally friendly products should be encouraged, and suppliers who have an environmental management system should be given priority wherever possible and practicable.

Suppliers and Contractors

Due regard should be had to environmental considerations when choosing and contracting suppliers of services and supplies. It includes repair squads, dry-docks, and general purchasing. When requesting such services, the party quoting for business should be asked whether they are certified to ISO14001 or other environmental standards. However, whether or not to use a supplier must consider all other aspects as well as a balanced judgment made, considering environmental aspects wherever possible.

Wherever possible, procedures are to be established relating to any significant aspect which may be identified concerning suppliers of goods and services. In such cases (for example, minimizing packaging material), these procedures must be communicated to the relevant supplier.

During dry-docks, Masters or Superintendents should carry out a check to ensure that stated environmental methods and objectives are carried out by the yard in question. When requesting supplies and spares for ships, a request should be made to keep the packaging to a safe minimum to avoid unnecessary waste. Other considerations to take into account when ordering supplies, including those for the office, are the use of recyclable materials and methods and distance of delivery.

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