Corporate Environmental Responsibility

Maritime shipping plays a significant role in global trade, but it also contributes to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the overall carbon footprint.


Uniteam Marine, in collaboration with Stiftunglife, has initiated a project aimed at significantly reducing the carbon footprint. As part of this endeavour, Uniteam Marine will plant mangrove trees on behalf of each seafarer onboard their vessels and each shore based team member, coinciding with their birthdays. Commencing in mid-2023, the project will witness the planting of 5,000 trees throughout the year.

Uniteam Marine will plant mangrove trees on behalf of each seafarer onboard their vessels

Mangrove trees play a crucial role in mitigating carbon emissions and combating climate change.

1. Carbon sequestration: Mangroves are highly efficient at capturing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They have dense root systems that trap organic matter and sediment, which results in significant carbon sequestration. Mangroves can store several times more carbon per unit area than terrestrial forests.



2. Blue carbon reservoirs: Mangrove ecosystems are considered “blue carbon” reservoirs because they store carbon in coastal and marine environments. These carbon stocks are stored in the trees, the soil, and the sediments below the water.



3. Coastal protection: Mangroves act as natural buffers against coastal erosion and storm surges. When intact, they help protect coastal communities and infrastructure from the impacts of sea-level rise and extreme weather events. By safeguarding coastal areas, mangroves indirectly contribute to climate change adaptation and resilience.



4. Biodiversity support: Mangrove ecosystems provide habitat for a diverse array of species, including over fifty species of birds (amongst them the White Bellied Eagle and Nicobar Pigeon), mangrove macaques (monkeys), pythons, lizards, and the rare Tom’s Pouched Bat. Preserving mangroves helps maintain biodiversity, which is vital for ecosystem health and resilience.

The planting of the mangrove trees take place in a protected coastal area in Myanmar. Location: Rakhine Coastal Region Conservation Association (RCA) in Kyeintali province, Rakhine State, Myanmar. The plantation in a protected area gives a certain guarantee that mangroves can grow properly. The planting is done by the staff of the national park.

Similar projects in different countries will follow.