How to become a partner
If you are interested in collaborating with the Center, write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, describing:
Your place in the shipping value chain and the one representing your core business activity
Your alignment with the Center Mission and Vision
The Partnerships function will then evaluate any potential partnerships across several metrics.
Firstly, the Center aims to maintain a balance in the overall portfolio of partners. Considering the maritime ecosystem, the Center maintains significant flexibility regarding the addition of enablers and shipowners & charterers as partners to the Center. The other categories of companies will be limited, to assure that the Center will not have an overrepresentation of partners from one area of the value chain.
Secondly, prospective partners will be evaluated in accordance with their ability to fulfill specific Environmental Social Governance criteria. While it is not a requirement to fulfill all of them, these criteria help guarantee that all future partners have an ambition that aligns with the Center's mission and vision. The criteria are as follows:
- The company has a firm decarbonization commitment
- The above commitment is (or will be) aligned with the Paris Agreement and includes a pathway to net zero, as well as defined interim targets.
- The company actively engages with stakeholders from across the eco-system and invests in the development of zero carbon solutions for the future value chain.
- The company is a member of the UN Global Compact Network and adheres to the Ten Principles.
- The company includes non-financial disclosures in their annual report as recommended by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.
- The company willingly discloses environmental performance including progress on targets defined in the decarbonization strategy such as scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions as well as key environmental issues such as 'other air emissions', 'water management', 'waste management', 'energy consumption' and 'protecting biodiversity’.
- The company willingly discloses the extent to which the decarbonization strategy relies on off-setting.
- The company willingly discloses the relative percentage of investments directed towards zero carbon activities versus fossil fuel activities.
Lastly, the company; any of the members of the company boards of directors, or any of their officers cannot be listed on any sanctions list including, without limitation, the United States List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, Denied Persons, Unverified, and Entity Lists, the European Union consolidated list of restricted parties and any list of parties designated under United Nations Security Council Resolutions.