The Green Scheme is an independent environmental performance indicator for UK inland waterways commercial and services operators to demonstrate their environmental performance for elements including on air quality, carbon, energy, water quality, litter, and waste.

Aim of the scheme:

  • To demonstrate the environmental benefits of Thames operations; and to recognise the early adopters of new technologies and/or fuels that will reduce emissions to air;
  • To help customers and businesses pick “green” transport options that suit their needs and values;
  • To allow stakeholders to demonstrate their corporate social responsibility, drive environmental performance and promote sustainable business through joining the scheme as incentive providers.

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LATEST NEWS

Silver for Svitzer

Svitzer Marine has been awarded a silver accreditation in the PLA’s Thames Green Scheme.

The scheme, which was launched in 2020, is an environmental performance indicator for inland waterways operators, to assess their practices across factors including air and water quality, carbon, energy, litter and waste.

Svitzer’s London fleet runs on HVO fuel, with shore power provided for six vessels in Denton, Gravesend.

Sven Lumber, Head of EcoTow at Svitzer, said: “Svitzer’s switch to HVO fuel is part of our Ecotow offering, which enables the option of reduced carbon towage for our customers. We are delighted to join the Thames Green Scheme and proud to be awarded silver. We look forward to working collaboratively with the Port of London Authority as part of the scheme.”

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Sea-Change Sailing Trust has been awarded a gold accreditation

Sea-Change Sailing Trust has been awarded a gold accreditation from the PLA’s  Thames Green Scheme.

The scheme, which was launched in 2020, is an environmental performance indicator for inland waterways operators, to assess their practices across factors including air and water quality, carbon, energy, litter and waste.

Sea-Change Sailing Trust works with young people and vulnerable adults, taking them on residential voyages which help them to build life skills such as communication, resilience and team-work.

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