The Shields Ferry has gained an internationally recognised award for its commitment to the environment.
The popular cross-Tyne service has been recognised by the Lloyd’s Register Group, one of the world leaders in assessing business processes and products to internationally recognised standards.
The award was formally presented to the Shields Ferry crew by South Shields MP David Miliband.
In order to achieve the certificate to the required standard a environmental management system has been developed and implemented across the Shield Ferry and Shields Ferry landing.
The certificate from Lloyd’s Register, which was taken voluntarily, underlines the Ferry’s commitment to the environment. It provides added credibility for Nexus, which owns and operates the Shields Ferry, and assurance for its stakeholders through the globally recognised Lloyd’s Register brand.
Shields Ferry Manager, Carol Timlin, said: “This is a very important certificate for the Ferry to achieve. It shows our level of commitment to environmental management is at an internationally recognised standard.
“We have demonstrated positive engagement and improvement on all the organisation’s environmental responsibilities – whether they be legal or best practice.
“This is vital with the increasing pressure on all sectors of business to recognise their impact on the environment.”
South Shields MP, David Miliband, said: “I was delighted to offer my congratulations to the staff who have worked so hard to ensure they are doing their part to protect the environment. Dedication like this goes a long way in ensuring we protect our local environment for future generations.”