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IMCA moves from principles to practice with the launch of Environmental Sustainability Self-Assessment Tool

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched a new online self-assessment tool to enable Members to track their progress against Environmental Sustainability expectations in their Recommended Code of Practice launched last year. The tool, which has been developed for IMCA Members’ internal use, presents their self-assessment score and, once sufficient submissions have been made by other IMCA Members, a comparison with other users’ outcomes is given. Nadine Robinson, IMCA’s Technical Adviser for Environmental Sustainability explained: “The online self-assessment tool enables us, individually and collectively, to reflect on how IMCA Member companies and we, as the offshore marine contracting industry,

Podcast – Reflecting on COP26

Nadine Robinson, Technical Adviser for Environmental Sustainability, reflects on key moments from COP26, their correlation to IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice for Environmental Sustainability, and next steps for the Marine Contracting industry. “Whilst biodiversity and climate change are largely treated through separate multi-lateral environmental agreements, the formal recognition of the interface was an important one, and one which IMCA Members also recognised when developing IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability.” IMCA Contact Nadine Robinson Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] You can find out more about IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

IMCA shortlisted for edie’s Sustainability Leaders Awards 2022

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) has made the shortlist for ‘Team of the year’ at edie’s 15th annual Sustainability Leaders Awards. Championing climate leadership, the awards scheme celebrates the people, projects and partnerships that are transforming business. The “Team of the year” accolade will be awarded to the in-house sustainability/energy team that has delivered tangible environmental improvements, displaying effective and dynamic teamwork, strong values and innovative approaches to achieve success. This nomination recognises IMCA’s ESC’s contribution, as a geographically-dispersed dynamic team, to improving performance in environmental sustainability in the offshore energy sector by developing the

IMCA Expands its Diving Expertise

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to announce that Bill Chilton has joined the team as Technical Adviser – Diving. Bill has 25 years of experience in the commercial diving industry. He joins IMCA having worked at the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for 12 years as a Diving Specialist Inspector regulating the safety of divers working in the offshore energy and other sectors of the diving industry. At the HSE Bill also worked as a decommissioning specialist when he was seconded for a period to the decommissioning team.  Prior to his time at the HSE, Bill

IMCA Launches 2021 Awards Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) 2021 Awards programme presenting an opportunity to showcase our Member company initiatives in the key areas of Safety and Environmental Sustainability. Allen Leatt, Chief Executive explains: “Since launching our awards programme in 2018 we have received entries showcasing a wide range of initiatives and I look forward to seeing this year’s submissions. 2021 has brought new challenges and our Members continue to rise to those challenges by generating new solutions.” The Judging Panel comprises two representatives from the IMCA Board of Directors, the Chairman or Vice Chairman of

IMCA Sponsors Sat Divers in Ultimate Endurance Challenge

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is supporting The Bubbleheads, a team of four divers, as they embark on a major challenge to row across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera in the Canary Isles to Antigua in the Caribbean in the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021 to raise money for the Wessex Cancer Trust and the British Legion. IMCA has long supported deep sea saturation divers and their work, providing guidance to ensure safe operations. Allen Leatt, IMCA Chief Executive stated We fully respect and support the worthy charitable background and nature of this endeavour. “As long-serving saturation

IMCA Speaking on Diving and Environmental Sustainability at NUI in Bergen

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be updating delegates at The Bergen International Diving Seminar, taking place 9-10 November on diving activities and on fulfilling environmental sustainability expectations.    On Day 1, Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA’s Diving Manager will be talking about the changes and expansion of the IMCA diving technical team and explaining the ongoing technical support to members as well as describing progress by the association since 2018 (when the last event was held). This embraces the revision work on the DESIGN suite of documents, the development of and the introduction of Accredited Diving System Inspector (ADSI) scheme and the work on the revision of the IMO Diving System Code, together with the routine work of revising IMCA’s library of diving guidance.  Technical Adviser – Diving, Peter Sieniewicz, will then speak about the introduction of the

The IEA World Energy Outlook 2021 – Putting the energy sector at the heart of climate solution

The IEA’s flagship publication is always worth a read, and – here is Nadine Robinson, IMCA’s Technical Adviser for Environmental Sustainability’s summary.   Coined by IEA as a guidebook for COP26, the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2021 highlights the energy sector’s responsibility for nearly three-quarters of emissions causing climate change. Despite positive rapid growth in renewable energy sources in 2020, 2021 has seen the second largest annual increase in CO2 emissions in history. The IEA’s flagship publication explores key scenarios to garner insights (not predictions) of the future. It details three key scenarios, the first being the Net Zero by 2050 Scenario (NZE) where the global energy sector achieves net zero by 2050; the second Announced

IMCA announces impressive line-up of industry experts for its Environmental Sustainability

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability Committee has announced the full programme for an online technical and motivational seminar taking place on 28 September. Guest speakers from KPMG and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, Getting to Zero Coalition of the Global Maritime Forum, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Open Ocean Robotics, Vard Engineering and Duke University, are confirmed to present alongside members of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee. IMCA Contact Nadine Robinson Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] IMCA Contact Peter Sieniewicz Diving Consultant Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] The event will focus

IMCA to hold Environmental Sustainability Seminar on 28 September

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability Committee will host an online technical, motivational seminar for members working on environmental sustainability and the energy transition on 28 September.   The event will focus on the key topics outlined in IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability which was launched in May 2021. The programme agenda aims to enlighten, engage and inspire IMCA members, and other interested stakeholders, through interaction with leading experts to ensure alignment with global practice and thinking. Nadine Robinson, IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability considered the timeliness of the seminar: IMCA Contact Peter Sieniewicz

Environmental Sustainability Seminar

IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee hosted a virtual seminar on 28 September 2021. This technical and motivational seminar included an exciting line up of speakers, interactive sessions and networking with a focus on our recently published Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability. Each session concentrated on key environmental themes from the Code and placed an emphasis on putting principles into practice. Keynote Address – From adventure to action and automationTaking action on emissions reduction and energy efficiencyTaking action on the circular economy and supply chain engagementReporting and framing environment and climate in broader sustainabilityTaking action on life below waterClosing Statement,

Podcast on IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

Listen to this short podcast sharing the rationale, approach and key elements of IMCA’s new Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability with Peter de Bree, Chair of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee and Technical Adviser, Nadine Robinson. There are two documents on our website associated with this podcast IMCA ES 001 – Available in our Publications Library – Freely available to all IMCA Members and available to purchase for non members.IMCA Environmental Sustainability at a Glance – available in our Marketing Material Podcast At a glance ES 001 Peter de Bree, Chair of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee Nadine Robinson, Technical

IMCA publishes Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) today launched its Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability. This Code was developed by its Members through IMCA’s committee governance structure and sets expectations for the marine contracting industry in managing key environmental and climate topics associated with offshore marine construction. IMCA Contact Nadine Robinson Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] IMCA Contact Peter Sieniewicz Diving Consultant Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] IMCA’s CEO, Allen Leatt explained “IMCA started its environmental sustainability journey with its members four years ago. Since then a great deal of ground work has been

Consultation on IMCA’s Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

Please note that this consultation period is now closed – thank you for your support. Environmental sustainability and the energy transition are fundamental to long-term value creation for the offshore marine contracting industry. In recognition of this, and to help improve environmental performance, a dedicated workgroup was formed under the auspices of the Environmental Sustainability Committee, with oversight of the IMCA Board, to develop a Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability. For the past four months, the workgroup consisting of international contractors, global contractors and contractors have held 6 workgroup, 20 subgroup meetings and multiple bilateral meetings and worked together

IMCA Podcast – Reflections on the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Nadine Robinson, IMCA’s Technical Adviser on Environmental Sustainability shares a podcast to recognise the 5th anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement. “I would like to spend a few minutes to mark the 5th Anniversary of historic Paris Agreement, which takes place Saturday the 12th of December.The coming together of 197 nations, five years ago to adopt the Paris Agreement was a significant moment for the world.  We strengthened our global response to climate change and galvanized not only the political will of governments, but also companies, investors, cities, states, regions and every day citizens.So five years on from the adoption

IMCA Supports Industry Event on Sustainability: The Subsea Industry and the Evolution of Energy

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) continues to be involved in a jointly run industry event devised and run in conjunction with The Society for Underwater Technology and The Hydrographic Society in Scotland. This annual event is scheduled to take place online only for the first time and is scheduled to run over a period of three days (3-5 November) with each session lasting two and a half hours. Technology developments which are key to the sustainability of energy will be discussed across the three sessions. Each session will set the scene with a keynote speaker and feature elevator pitches

IMCA and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Webinar

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) invites its Members to participate in a webinar on 7 October introducing the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), one of the globally recognised standards for reporting sustainability information.   Environmental Sustainability is a strategic theme for IMCA and as such hosting this webinar forms part of our approach to raising the profile of this subject across our membership. During this 40 minute webinar, IMCA’s Technical Adviser on Environmental Sustainability, Nadine Robinson and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)’s Director of Corporate Outreach, Neil Stewart will introduce the 77 industry-specific SASB standards, highlighting those of

Celebrating World Environment and Oceans Days: Sustainability includes the Blue Planet!

Nadine Robinson, Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability Today marks the 46th year of celebrating World Environment Day.  The interconnected nature of environment, economy and society is more apparent than ever as we face the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since joining the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) three weeks ago, I have been engaging with members about the steps that they are taking and their emerging plans for ensuring environmental sustainability across their businesses.  They have kindly shared their progress towards helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, recognising that environmental sustainability is only one element of broader

IMCA Strengthens Expertise in Environmental Sustainability

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) today confirmed the appointment of Nadine Robinson to lead the Association’s strategy on environmental sustainability. Allen Leatt, IMCA Chief Executive stated “We are delighted to welcome Nadine to the team. Following our strategic review in 2017, we established our first dedicated committee on Environmental Sustainability, which has over the last three years been very successful in promoting and sharing best practice amongst our Members. Nadine brings an excellent external perspective and we are confident that she will help move our agenda to the next level”. Nadine is a policy professional with over 20 years’