Sustainable Development

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are recognised as being essential to the future sustainability of the world. They represent an action plan for the planet and society to thrive by 2030. In VPS we contribute significantly towards the delivery of 4 of the UN SDGs and through these we play our part in creating a thriving society in a thriving environment.

Our bunker fuel testing and advisory services ensure compliance with the IMO’s 0.5% S Cap leading to cleaner coastal air and ultimately saving lives.

Our transformer oil testing services ensure compliance with the Stockholm Convention of Persistent Organic Pollutants, reducing substances such as PCBs and furans that pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment.

We work with a number of partners on R&D projects to support the development of green marine fuels by using our bunker fuel testing capability and advisory knowledge.

Our transformer oil testing and advisory services for customers in the electricity supply sector ensure a reliable and consistent supply of electricity to industrial and domestic consumers.

Our fuel testing and advisory services for power station customers ensure a reliable and consistent supply of electricity.

Our bunker fuel testing and advisory services ensure that the fuel is burnt efficiently in vessel’s engines for optimal propulsion, minimising GHG emissions.

Our oil condition monitoring services ensure that engines and machinery on board vessels are operated efficiently, minimising GHG emissions.

Our fuel testing and advisory services ensure that the fuel is burnt efficiently in power stations, minimising GHG emissions.

Our oil condition monitoring services for the renewables sector test and advise on lubricating, gearbox, hydraulic and transformer oils for wind farms including connection to the grid, supporting lower GHG emissions.

Reduce ocean acidification – Our fuel testing and advisory services minimise CO2, NOx, SOx emissions into the atmosphere, reducing acidification of oceans.

Reduce marine pollution – our Bunker Quantity Surveyors are independent eyes to check delivery lines are secure to prevent leakage of fuel into the ocean during bunkering.