GAC Greece joins Green Award Foundation

GAC Greece joins Green Award Foundation
L to R: Green Award executive director Jan Fransen, GAC Greece assistant general manager Socrates Zorbas, GAC Group sales director Neil Godfrey and Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou (Green Award Foundation chairman)

GAC Greece has become the latest company to join the Green Award Foundation.

The Green Award certifies ships that are extra clean and extra safe. Ships with a Green Award certificate reap various financial and non-financial benefits.

Ships that are Green Award certified and use GAC’s ship agency services at Greek ports will be able to claim a 10 per cent discount on the company’s agency fees.

The Green Award Foundation’s Chairman Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou officially welcomed GAC Greece to the scheme this week. He presented a certificate of participation to assistant general manager Socrates Zorbas and group sales director Neil Godfrey during Posidonia 2018.

Capt. Mattheou said: “We are delighted to have such a value-oriented company as GAC Greece on board. Its willingness to offer our members the incentive of a discount on its agency fees clearly demonstrates a commitment to improve standards in shipping. Environmental responsibility and safe operations are elements that fit very well with the values of the GAC Group.”

“As well as promoting extra safe and extra environmentally-friendly shipping, Green Award is about creating a platform from which to help frontrunners get the recognition they deserve and a strong foundation for industry-wide joint maritime Corporate Social Responsibility. Again, a perfect match with our new incentive provider GAC Greece”, he continued.

George P. Fragos, GAC Greece’s operations manager, commented: “At a time when the environment is at the top of the agenda for many, we are delighted to work with Green Award to help its members save costs.”

GAC Greece is the third GAC company in Europe to join the Green Award incentive scheme.