Sustainable growth report 2022
Sustainable growth report 2022
Definitions are given regarding EU and IMO regulations and related to reporting and emissions.
Annual Efficiency Ratio (AER): tank to well
AER is a carbon efficiency metric which is calculated in accordance with the Poseidon Principles. Instead of calculating carbon efficiency based on the actual cargo carried, AER assumes the vessel is continuously carrying cargo and utilises the vessel’s designed summer deadweight capacity in the calculations. The AER is calculated by dividing the vessel’s absolute CO2 emissions by the product of the distance sailed and the summer deadweight of that vessel.
The AER of the fleet is calculated by taking the average of all AERs of the vessels.
Annual Efficiency Ratio (AER): tank to well with CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions
This is the same mechanism as the AER tank to well, amending by dividing the vessel’s CO2 emissions equivalent emissions including CH4 and N2O by the product of the distance sailed and the summer deadweight of that vessel.
Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII)
This is the carbon intensity indicator. Under the amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI entered into force on 1 November 2022. As of 1 January 2023 vessels above 5000 GT will need to report on their CII rating, and therefore the collection of data to calculate this indicator must be in place.
Control by contracts
The underlying principle for reporting on emissions is to use international and reputable standards. It is important to recognize the difference of mandatory reporting programs, such as IMO DCS and EU MRV and voluntary corporate accounting, the latter is the basis for the data shared in this report.
For our reporting of emissions of our vessels, we have taken the position of control-by-contracts approach. This means that all the emissions from any vessel necessary to perform under contracts that Anthony Veder is (part) owner of are being reported, e.g.:
- Anthony Veder contracted for a time charter and employs a vessel 100% owned by Anthony Veder; 100% of the emissions under this contract are reported
- Anthony Veder contracted for a time charter and employs a vessel that is chartered in and not owned by Anthony Veder; 100% of the emissions under this contract are reported
- A Special Purpose Vehicle, in which Anthony Veder has a 75% stake, contracted for a time charter and employs a vessel 100% owned by the SPV; as such 75% of the emissions under this contract are reported
- Anthony Veder as commercial manager of the Anthony Veder Gas Pool contracted for various COAs and spot voyages, to fulfil its commitments Anthony Veder Gas Pool contracts 100% Anthony Veder owned Vessel and vessels owned by other pool members; 100% of the emissions of all vessels serving in the AnthonyVeder Gas Pool are reported.
Above control-by-contracts approach could mean that there will be double counting of emissions that are voluntary reported, as owners of chartered in vessels or vessels owned by pool members might be reporting the same emissions. However, within mandatory reporting, there will be no double counting, as e.g. within the IMO DCS and EU MRV systems only the ship manager is reporting the emission of the vessel.
Calculations are based on the IMO emission factors and fuel consumption for the year. We followed the emission carbon factors from the IMO 4th GHG report. See “Emissions by contracts” above for the definitions of what emissions for vessels under our control are taking into account.
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This means the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which entered into force on 5 January 2023.
Summer deadweight tonnage (DWT)
Summer deadweight tonnage specifies a vessel’s maximum permissible deadweight, as a sum of the weights of cargo, fuel, freshwater, ballast water, provisions and crew. This figure is used for the calculation of the AER, and consequently the CII.
Means the Energy Efficiency eXisting ship Index. Under the Amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI entered into force on 1 November 2022, as per 1 January 2023 it is mandatory for all ships above 400 GT to be compliant with the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI).
EFRAG is a private association established in 2001 with the encouragement of the European Commission to serve the public interest. EFRAG extended its mission in 2022 following the new role assigned to EFRAG in the CSRD, providing Technical Advice to the European Commission in the form of fully prepared draft EU Sustainability Reporting Standards and/or draft amendments to these Standards.
ESG stands for Environment, Social and Governance and is the annual report that meets the requirements of the CSRD, following the ESRS.
This means the European Sustainability Reporting Standards. The ESRS describes all the information reports need to contain under the CSRD. While the CSRD is effectively final and is being passed into European law, the ESRS is still being developed by EFRAG.
Greenhouse gas (GHG): tank-to-wake
Calculations are based on the IMO emission factors and fuel consumption for the year. We followed the CO2 equivalent factors for fuels from the IMO 4th GHG report. To calculate the GHG emissions for refrigerants and for cargo venting/purging/flaring we used the conversion factors from the Climate Change (IPCC) fourth assessment report, 2007 (AR4) and from EU regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006.
Greenhouse gas (GHG): well-to-wake
In addition to the previous paragraph (tank-to-wake), in this part also the emissions from the well-to-tank are included. The lower heating values (LHV) of the different fuels are used from the IMO standards, and the well-to-tank emission factors are from the EU directive on the use of renewable and low carbon fuels in maritime transport, amending Directive 2009/16/EC.
GWP: Global warming potential
The GWP is used to express GHGs in CO2 equivalent tons, to be able to compare GHGs against each other. There are two different GWPs available, in this report, we use the GWP100, which is the global warming potential on a 100-year basis, which is used as the industry standard.
Means the International Maritime Organisation, the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships.
Net Zero Ratio (NZR)
NZR is a carbon equivalent efficiency metric which is calculated using the same methodology as the AER. NZR uses the GHG emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O) with carbon factors (CO2 equivalents) following a well-to-wake analysis, divided by the product of the distance sailed and the summer deadweight of that vessel.
Means the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan. SEEMP (Part I) is required for all ships above 400 GT under the MEPC 62 (July 2011) with the adoption of amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, by Parties to MARPOL Annex VI, this entered into force on the 1st of January 2013. SEEMP (Part II) entered into force on the 1st of January 2019 and required every vessel over 5,000 GT to collect data and report on their fuel oil consumption. SEEMP (Part III) includes a ship-specific document that lays out the plan to meet CII ratings in the next 3 years and how to improve it and is mandatory for vessels above 5,000 GT.
Scope 1 emissions
Direct emissions i.e. fuel used for our ships and business cars.
Scope 2 emissions
Indirect emissions which are related to the purchased electricity or energy i.e. for heating or cooling our assets.
Scope 3 emissions
In this report, we only report scope 3 emissions on food delivery, travel and freight forwarders. Other related scope 3 emissions of our vessels are not yet included. Such as indirect emissions which are derived from our partner in our supply chain.
UN SDGs: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. In this report on our targets, we refer to one or more SGDs.
Total distance sailed by vessels (in nautical miles)
The distance sailed by all owned and/or operated vessels during the calendar year. This includes company-owned vessels, partially company owned vessels to their relative share and commercially operated vessels.