As a leading enterprise providing marine low-carbon solutions in China, Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. has actively responded to the national goals of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, followed the requirements of relevant conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and covered the whole life cycle of products with low-carbon environmental protection. Recently, Headway has successively obtained the Certificate of Management System for Energy issued by China Classification Society, the Certificate of Verification on GHG emission for the production base, and the Certificate of Carbon Footprint "for three products, including Methanol Fuel Supply System, Ballast Water Management System and Voyage Data Recorder. The acquisition of these certificates is an authoritative recognition of Headway's continuous practice of green, low-carbon and sustainable development.
Carbon footprint is comprehensive account of the total amount of greenhouse gases directly and indirectly generated in the whole-life-cycle of a product. It is from raw material preparation, material and parts manufacturing, to product assembling, transportation, usage, scrap and disposal, etc., to examine the impact of a product on climate change through the whole-life-cycle by the total amount of greenhouse gases generated. It has now become an important indicator to measure whether a product is green and environmentally friendly. It is an efficient tool to promote the evaluation of green products or services. The establishment of a management system for energy can integrate the means and measures of energy management in the process of product development and production, carry out comprehensive planning, implementation, inspection and improvement and other management activities, to achieve the whole-process management, and the best energy-saving effect. That is not only the internal requirement of enterprises to reduce costs and increase efficiency, but also the best way to achieve the national goal.
In recent years, Headway has established the company vision as "Innovation for better low-carbon solution", actively carried out independent innovation, research and development for low-carbon shipping, and created a product ecology with carbon neutrality, water treatment and smart shipping as the core. At the same time, Headway actively responds to the call of national policies, and takes green, low-carbon and sustainable development as its strategic goal, to continuously promote green products, realize “green go first” in the industry, so as to take more social responsibilities. The acquisition of several authoritative certifications reflects the systematic results achieved by Headway in energy management such as energy conservation, consumption reduction and comprehensive utilization of energy, etc., It is also a solid presentation of Headway’s social responsibility for green, low-carbon and sustainable development.
In the future, Headway will forge constantly onwards the concept of green and low-carbon, and integrate it into every aspect of product development, production, service and enterprise management, to contribute to the national strategy of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality and the sustainable development of the shipping industry.