At CNCo, we understand that maintaining responsible stewardship of the biodiversity that we impact is important to maintaining a resilient natural environment. There is a need to protect and enhance the ecosystems in which we operate and impact to help nature flourish. Various inputs to our operations such as fuel, paints, ballast water, food and packaging, cargo packing materials, lubricants and chemicals are vital to our operations and help to improve the efficiency of our vessels.
However, these inputs may also result in negative impacts on the biodiversity in the areas in which we operate. To achieve our goal of sustainable development and in line with global biodiversity regulations, a greater understanding and emphasis of ecosystem resilience is required. There is a need to assess and identify biodiversity issues of concern to eliminate or minimise the adverse impacts on biodiversity. We have in place Biodiversity Issues of Concern and Biodiversity Action Plan for our business to develop understanding of the potential impacts and mitigate them.