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The transition to net zero is a massive endeavour and we appreciate the efforts of the marine industry. As risk managers, insurers and investors, the insurance industry has a key role in supporting the transition to a net-zero economy. The Poseidon Principles will serve our institutions as well as our clients to quantitatively assess and disclose the climate alignment of their underwriting portfolios and thus improve decision-making at a strategic level and shape a sustainable future for all. The disclosure framework provided by the Poseidon Principles will enable us to credibly report our progress towards net-zero insurance using granular marine data.

Patrizia Kern, Marine Head at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Chair of the drafting committee for the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance

We need to work together to tackle the challenge of climate change. As such, the Poseidon Principles are an important contribution from the marine hull insurance industry. The principles provide us with a common tool to monitor progress over time. As a leading marine insurer, we will work together with our Members and clients to make sure that the principles and the methodologies applied are as practical and straightforward as possible. Our common goal is an accelerated move towards a decarbonized industry.

Rolf Thore Roppestad, Chief Executive Officer of Gard, and Vice-Chair of the drafting committee for the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance

We are happy to adhere to the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance. We firmly believe that this is a step closer to a more responsible shipping industry – and we are sure that we shall be able to support our clients by becoming part of the solution towards a sustainable future for all.

Mr. Ilias Tsakiris, Director of Hellenic Hull Management and CEO of American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company

Participating in the launch of the PPMI and supporting the initiative is a firm step forward for SCOR in accompanying our international shipping clients towards a zero emission future for the industry. As a founding member of the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance, we strongly believe that (re)insurers have an important role to play in addressing climate change and that collective action is the only way forward.

Jean-Paul Conoscente, CEO of SCOR Global P&C

Decarbonising international shipping is a major goal that will contribute towards global efforts to stabilise climate change over the coming decades. Victor is committed to being at the forefront of insurance industry initiatives such as the Poseidon Principles that will play a pivotal role in supporting the innovations needed to achieve this objective and make shipping safer and sustainable.

Richard Turner, International Head of Marine at Victor Insurance and President of the International Union of Marine Insurers

Norwegian Hull Club is committed to taking part in its clients’ journeys towards zero emissions. Partnerships are key to achieving this goal. Through Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance, The Club can help influence how the insurance industry contributes to this transition.

Hans Christian Seim, Chief Executive Officer, Norwegian Hull Club


By joining this important initiative, we wish to demonstrate our deep commitment to working with our clients and business partners to successfully navigate the transition to a net-zero future.

Ben Abraham, Chief Executive Officer, Global Marine at Willis Towers Watson

Cefor is committed to promoting a more sustainable ocean industry, and supports the transparency offered by the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance to foster dialogue towards this common goal.

Helle Hammer, Managing Director of Cefor, the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers

EF Marine as a provider of Fixed Premium P&I Insurance is proud to be the first affiliate member from the P&I industry to join the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance. We take our role seriously in tackling sustainability issues arising from climate change and will work on embedding the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance in our business and encourage our clients to support the Poseidon Principles to achieve the climate goals to prevent the catastrophic climate changes facing the future generations and the world.

We will work as facilitators for providing guidance and advice to the insureds to minimise carbon emission and environmental impact and participating in this initiative is the first big step in this direction.

Folkert Strengholt, CEO of EF Marine

Combating climate change is the most pressing issue we face. Swift and effective action is needed from all sectors, including shipping where achieving transformation is complex but not unattainable. All stakeholders have a role to play and IUMI – as the global umbrella organisation for marine underwriting – is proud to support the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance. Through collaboration, shipping will move closer to a global fleet that meets its carbon reduction goals and eventually becomes carbon neutral.

Lars Lange, Secretary General of IUMI


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