Briggs Marine is continually looking at ways to improve its environmental impact. The Company has been providing emergency environmental response for over three decades and employees have robust environmental policies and procedures to adhere to.
Briggs recently procured a Versi-Cat vessel (Medway Gannet) from Water Witch which benefits from electric propulsion, allowing it to carry out clean-up operations with zero emissions. Other benefits include lower maintenance and running costs. Since its introduction in March 2021, Medway Gannet has removed over 3 tonnes of debris from the waters around the Port of Sheerness.
Briggs is actively investing in electric vehicles for its operations wherever possible and has recently received a 5-star rating from Eco Stars (https://www.ecostars-uk.com/) for its road fleet. The Eco Stars rating is based on vehicle fuel efficiency, the use of modern vehicles and the Company’s commitment to reducing environmental impact.
Scott Ward, Group HSE Manager for the Briggs Group says the Organisation is fully committed to reducing its overall environmental impact and is always looking for long-term sustainable solutions when business planning. “We have recently strengthened our internal systems through the implementation of both ISO 14001 Environmental and ISO 50001 Energy international standards”.
Briggs Marine is also an official partner of the Big Blue Ocean Clean-Up (https://www.bigblueoceancleanup.org/official-partners), a non-profit organisation dedicated to cleaning our oceans, beaches and protecting marine life.