Bruks Siwertell wins industry award for environmental protection
27 Nov 2019
Bruks Siwertell has been recognized as making a positive contribution to environmental protection and sustainability, winning this year’s well-respected International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Environmental Protection Award.
The award acknowledges the organization that has made a material contribution to reducing pollution either in and around dry bulk ports or at sea. “We are passionate about environmental protection, and are delighted to have this recognized through the IBJ awards,” says Emily Brækhus Cueva, Director of Marketing Communications, Bruks Siwertell Group.
“We know that, on the face of it, the dry bulk handling industry may not immediately generate the image of environmental guardianship. However, there are pioneers within every industry, and ours is no exception.
“At Bruks Siwertell, we strive to ensure that our machines positively contribute to pollution reduction within the sectors that they serve,” Ms Brækhus Cueva continues. “As part of our wide portfolio, we deliver ship unloaders, loaders and conveyors with the four key elements for environmental protection: minimal spillage, no dust creation, low noise levels, and the highest efficiency rates on the market, minimizing fuel consumption demands. This makes our installations friendly to the environment that surrounds them, to the people working directly on site, as well as to the people and animals living within close proximity.
“Environmental sustainability must be a core element within our industry,” she adds. “For example, we are watching the world shift to find the best solution for sustainable energy production, and believe that it is important that equipment suppliers, like us, are able to adapt, develop and deliver systems that best support the use of renewable resources.”
This year’s award ceremony was held on 25th November at the Grand Elysee hotel, Hamburg, Germany and attended by about 450 guests from across the world. Receiving the award on behalf of Bruks Siwertell was Marketing Manager, Malin Pekberg, Service Coordinator, Johanna Strandmark, and Sales Manager, Bo Ljung.
Bruks Siwertell Group supports the 17 sustainable development goals that were defined by the United Nations (UN) in the 2015 Paris Agreement. It actively contributes to these sustainability goals and, in particular, those related to good health and well-being, gender equality, decent work and financial growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequality, life below water and life on land.
International Bulk Journal is a magazine for the maritime dry bulk industry, which has been published for close to 40 years. Dry bulk shipping, commodities, ports, logistics and equipment are all reviewed within the publication, which is distributed globally to the maritime bulk industry six times a year. The IBJ Awards, hosted by International Bulk Journal once a year, is a salute to the excellence in the maritime dry bulk industry, where 18 different awards are presented. Click here to see all the 2019 IBJ Award winners.
Photo on top of page, from left: Job Van Den Kraft, Commercial Manager, Energy, Port of Amsterdam (award sponsor); Johanna Strandmark, Service Coordinator, Bruks Siwertell; Bo Ljung, Sales Manager, Bruks Siwertell; Malin Pekberg, Marketing Manager, Bruks Siwertell; and Ray Girvan, IBJ Publisher and Owner.