"We will not wait for legislation to be introduced. We will use the latest technology as soon as it is available so as to minimize the impact of container shipping operations both on marine life, on port communities and on humanity worldwide."
Dr. Y. F. CHANG, FOUNDER OF EVERGREEN GROUP
"Evergreen has been in the forefront as the international trade and transportation industry works to develop the foundation for a sustainable global container transportation system – environmentally, socially, economically and commercially responsible and viable. We recognize the obligation to conduct affairs as a constructive corporate member of society and established an occupational Safety, Quality and Environmental Protection Management System for our cargo ships (Container Carriers) and our shore-based personnel.
It is estimated that every year more than 2 million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals die from waste materials discarded by humans. Rain forests, home to many precious species, are shrinking at an alarming rate of 10 million hectare per year. In view of this depletion of natural resources and exploitation of the environment, governments and protection groups have been calling the world’s attention to these serious problems. They are also trying to stop the worsening situation through binding agreements and regulations."