Leadership and Community
We understand that our company operates in environmentally sensitive and populated areas. We respect that the public and community at large are interested in how we are managing our environmental aspects, and we aim to respond to public concerns in the most effective manner. To get in touch, please
Below we demonstrate some of our environmental stewardship and awareness initiatives, including recognition we have received from the local community for our efforts.
Participation in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Seaspan has hosted annual employee, community, and family shoreline cleanup events on various BC beaches and waterways.
Seaspan participates in the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program which is led by the Port of Vancouver. This program focuses on reducing the impact of shipping activities on whales throughout the southern coast of BC.
Seaspan’s efforts under the ECHO program include measurements of our vessel noise signatures and assessing noise reduction benefits of effective vessel maintenance, efficient design, and speed alterations.
MacKay Creek Restoration Project
Seaspan has a long history of environmental and community stewardship in the MacKay Creek estuary, dating back to 2006 when the creek was diverted off the 50 Pemberton property back to its original channel along the east side of Vancouver Shipyards. A dam was removed and a salmon rearing channel was built along the east side of 50 Pemberton. We completed invasive species removal, conducted employee shoreline cleanups, facilitated a Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)/community-led salmon fish release, maintained regular channel inspections and general care by a Professional Biologist – and supported ongoing habitat restoration.
Seaspan was recognized for this work and other stewardship activities with an Environmental Stewardship Award from the City of North Vancouver.
Other Environmental Awareness Initiatives:
- Bike to Work Week – hundreds of our employees participate in bike to work week, benefiting their health and the environment!
- Idle-Free Zone signage posted in our shipyards and marine terminals to reduce air emissions
- Implemented a storm drain marking program using fish stencils on our shipyards in an effort to promote awareness and prevent deleterious substance release to the marine environment
- Deployed ‘Turn-it-Off’ stickers and printing reduction posters across the company to raise energy consumption awareness