Leading oil and gas logistics service provider, Tristar Group, has launched its latest Sustainability Report, stressing its ongoing commitment to support the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Tristar Group Chief Executive, Eugene Mayne, handed the first copy of the report entitled ‘Empowering the Next Generation for Sustainable Development’ to Emirates Environmental Group Chairperson Habiba Al Marashi at a meeting held recently at the Tristar head office in Jebel Ali, when the company celebrated World Environment Day.
“We have an obligation to recognise and promote the need for stability of our environment and to acknowledge the social impact of our business in the communities in which we operate,” declared Mayne. “We at Tristar believe that Business for Purpose must rank at par with Business for Profit and we will continue to champion this mission in the years to come.”
The report highlights some of the initiatives that Tristar has taken to increase the fuel efficiency of its coastal and oceangoing vessels. Most of its ships are now fitted with the fuel saving propeller boss fin energy saving device, Hi Fin. The company also plans to install the Advanced Control of Ecology (ACE) system for new ships, as this leads to less route deviation and shorter sailing distances, cutting fuel consumption by around 2%. Future vessels will also feature a modified bulbous bow design also proven to improve fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions.