Ecological and sustainable
As a company with a rich tradition, our corporate culture is naturally founded upon sustainability, ecology and social responsibility. We feel a connection to our region and the environment, and we do everything we can to maintain a healthy balance between economic and environmental interests. We’re working with our customers and suppliers to develop environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technologies. For example, AIDAnova is the first cruise ship we built with an LNG drive system and the world’s first cruise ship featuring 100% LNG propulsion. MEYER WERFT is now one of the most environmentally friendly shipyards in Europe.
We set standards
As early as the mid-1990s, MEYER WERFT anchored environmental protection firmly within its corporate principles. We’ve taken a number of measures since then, such as the introduction of an energy management system that displays and resolves energy wastage and highlights potential savings. This has allowed us to significantly reduce energy consumption at our shipyard.
In addition, the solar installation at our large building dock generates renewable energy and reduces our CO2 emissions. We also have a sophisticated approach to waste prevention and recycling, and we promote sustainable logistics. We’ve made water conservation our top priority: Thanks to our Green Ship concept, we are reducing our emissions and increasing our energy efficiency for the protection of the environment.
You can find more information in our “Corporate Social Responsibility” brochure and on our blog.
Master Plan for the River Ems
MEYER WERFT is closely connected to the local region and the Ems. The river is the heart and soul of our shipbuilding company, and its protection is a top priority. That’s why our shipyard has joined forces with various interest groups and endorses the 2050 Master Plan for the River Ems to determine the measures that have to be taken over the coming decades to protect the river.
We want to work together to improve the water quality and the living conditions of plants and animals. We’re also looking to tackle the siltation of the Ems through flexible tide control and many other measures. The Ems flood barrier is being used to significantly reduce the influx of silt in the river.
The aim of our efforts is to harmonise ecological and economic interests in the Ems region.
You can find more information in our “Corporate Social Responsibility” brochure.