JFMS teams up with not-for-profit to promote clean and healthy oceans.
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has teamed up with Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, an international ocean conservation foundation helping to protect our oceans and raises awareness about ocean pollution.
The world’s sea and marine wildlife are an important part of our ecosystem – a source of biodiversity, food and life. Perhaps more than ever before, they have become increasingly integral to supporting the quest for more sustainable sources of energy, notably in the recent growth of offshore wind farms.
These activities do have the potential to put our oceans under threat. However, being aware of this fact and implementing measures to minimise any environmental impact and prevent pollution should be of paramount importance and is why JFMS places environmental management policies are at the heart of offshore project delivery.
Rory Sinclair, chief executive at Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, said:
“We are delighted to have James Fisher Marine Services as our new official corporate partner supporting our mission to end ocean pollution. Big Blue Ocean Cleanup fully welcomes companies that are providing active support across our non-profit activities.”
The non-profit foundation coordinates an ambassador network of volunteers who proactively organise events in their local area to reduce litter across coastlines all over the world.
Amy Gresty, tender and proposals manager at JFMS, said:
“The world needs clean and healthy oceans to support our own health and survival, and every one of us can make a difference. We came together at the start of a new year to come up with ideas for ways we can give back over the months that follow. As a few members of the team are individually involved with Big Blue Ocean Cleanup as ambassadors, it provides us with the perfect opportunity to have a positive impact on the communities around where we work, offshore and back on dry land.”
With regional bases near some of the UK’s most beautiful coastline, including Merseyside and Suffolk, the team is now planning events to campaign for clean seas and support efforts to conserve local beaches. So watch this space!
In the meantime, watch Big Blue Ocean Cleanup’s short video ‘Turning the Tide of Plastic’ for a snapshot of what they stand for or follow the link to read more about getting involved in keeping the UK’s coastline clean.