Do Eco-rating Schemes Improve the Environmental Performance of Ships?

René Taudal Poulsen, Roberto Rivas Hermann, Carla K. Smink

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    This paper examines if eco-rating schemes improve environmental outcomes in the context of the international shipping industry. Shipping faces global environmental challenges and has recently witnessed the introduction of several eco-rating schemes aiming to improve the environmental performance of ships. Extending the private environmental governance literature into a mature service industry with global operations, the paper shows that concerns about eco-rating schemes’ effectiveness also have relevance here. Shipping eco-rating schemes fall short of best practices for design and governance, and this hampers improvement efforts. The study has policy implications for the achievement of improved environmental outcomes in the shipping industry.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftMarine Policy
    Vol/bind87
    Sider (fra-til)94-103
    Antal sider10
    ISSN0308-597X
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - jan. 2018

    Bibliografisk note

    Published online: 16 October 2017

    Emneord

    • Eco-rating schemes
    • Shipping industry
    • Private environmental governance
    • Corporate environmental disclosure

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