Following the postponement of the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) in-person roundtable event (March 2020) due to COVID-19, the SRTI community is instead meeting at a series of themed webinars between April and June 2020. Each webinar covers a theme of relevance to the SRTI’s vision and responsible ship recycling: data and transparency, circular economy, and the role of financial stakeholders.

The webinar series forms an important part of the SRTI’s further development, identifying areas for expansion of the disclosure criteria against which shipowners are currently disclosing, and stakeholders’ use of this data. They will also explore common themes and concerns for the potential development of disclosure criteria for ship building yards and ship recycling facilities, to be shared in a final online roundtable event, scheduled to take place later this year.

SRTI Steering Group member Simon Bennett, General Manager – Sustainable Development at The China Navigation Company facilitated the first webinar, which focused on the role of data and transparency in driving responsible ship recycling.

35 participants attended the webinar, representing a diverse range of our stakeholder groups and including shipowners, ship recycling facilities, NGOs, financial stakeholders, among others.

Webinar participants by stakeholder group

Read the summary and learn more about the webinar series here.

Read more about the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative.