Korean Register joins Green Award

14 September, 2017, LONDON – Korean Register has joined Green Award as a part of its incentives program, offering Green Award certificate holders a special discount on a subscription to its database of IMO instruments - KR CON.

Ships certified by the Green Award Foundation have a proven record of commitment to superior safety and quality standards as well as demonstrating responsible environmental performance. The certification program is voluntary and supported by a large number of ports, maritime related organisations and companies, it encourages high standards and best practices in shipping by providing special deals and discounts to Green Award certificate holders.

On Wednesday 13 September, 2017, Korean Register became part of this network of socially responsible incentive providers.

Korean Register works to promote safe ship operations and clean oceans, safeguarding life, property and the environment through the pursuit of excellence in its rules and standards. Korean Register is offering Green Award certificate holders a 30% discount on a subscription to KR-CON, its award winning electronic database which contains all of the latest IMO conventions, codes, resolutions and circulars.

(from left to right) Mr. H. C. Lee (Excutive Vice President, KR), Mr. Lee Jeong-kie (Chairman & CEO, KR), Dr. Peter M. Swift (Member of the Advisory Board of the Green Award Foundation), Mr. Jan Fransen (Managing Director, Green Award Foundation)

A formal ceremony was held in London. “On behalf of the Green Award Committee, I am honoured and delighted to welcome the Korean Register into the Green Award family,” said Dr. Peter M Swift, a member of the Committee. “Green Award members are at the forefront of environmentally and socially sustainable shipping, showing leadership by pursuing core values of Corporate Social Responsibility in the maritime industry. Together we will continue our work to improve standards and to promote green shipping practices.”

Mr. Lee Jeong-kie, Chairman and CEO of Korean Register added: “We are proud to offer KR-CON to Green Award certificate holders as an incentive and reward for more environmentally friendly operations. This underlines KR's commitment to the protection of the natural environment. Our latest edition of KR-CON offers even better functionality and data access allowing users to quickly and accurately to find whatever information they need.”

About Korean Register
The Korean Register is an IACS member classification society established in 1960 with the purpose of promoting safety of life, property and the protection of the marine environment.
KR currently classes an international fleet of 3,063 vessels totaling 69 million GT. It is headquartered in Busan, South Korea and operates a network of 66 offices around the world.

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