Graig is committed to a sustainable future and has adopted a number of initiatives at a corporate level relating to Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) matters, with close alignment to the UN sustainable development goals, which form the blueprint to achieving a more sustainable future for the world and its peoples.
This corporate approach is adopted alongside the continued exploration of the boundaries of future vessel design which embraces the latest
sustainable thinking and in particular, focusses on the needs of IMO 2030 and the growing demand for decarbonisation throughout the maritime industry.
The intellectual property and barriers to entry that Graig has developed are invested and harnessed through our years of experience in designing, building and delivering class-leading vessels, as well as our ability to add value to all stakeholders, guiding our customers through the complexities of the ever-changing landscape of the modern maritime and renewables industries.
"With a history stretching back over 100 years, which has seen many business transformations throughout many different shipping cycles, we are looking to develop the next chapter in Graig’s history. Graig will position itself as a key partner in support of Green “ Best in class “ shipping and into sustainable markets with the Green revolution sweeping through the industry. In today’s modern world, sustainable operations and a focus on carbon reduction, welfare and diversity are huge examples of the paradigm shift that we are witnessing and here at Graig we offer our clients and close partners a wealth of experience and an eye for innovation to help them meet their sustainability and 'Green shipping' goals. Whether it be through entrance into the renewables sectors or through the development of eco-friendly dry bulk designs, Graig has the entrepreneurial know how, knowledge and experience to help our customers navigate through these ever-changing times".
Hugh Williams, Graig Chairman
Adopted by all UN members states, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are an urgent call for action by all countries to focus on ending poverty and other deprivations. hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
We are committed to sustainability across our entire operation, from office to shipyard. In particular we are focusing on three goals that both align with Graig's ethos as well with our employees own passions. Read more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Graig has proven a track record of delivering vessel designs into the wind farm installation sector. In partnership with Mayflower Energy Ltd and the Designers Knud E. Hansen the Graig Group supervised the construction, test and delivery of the first Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) to be built in China. This presented a significant step for China in to the construction of WTIV and opened the door to what is now a significant part of China’s offshore vessel construction business providing a greener future.
Following successful delivery of the TIV Mayflower Resolution, the ShanHaiGuan Shipyard went on to build more similar vessels and Graig continues to harness this experience to support modern SOV's in the Global Offshore Wind Markets.
Graig is actively seeking partners who wish to join our Diamond Business Model of operating, focused on the Global offshore wind space, where supply and demand fundamentals make a strong case for a tonnage shortage. There is insufficient fleet capacity to fulfil the demand of all known wind farms by 2030.
The Diamond 2 Ultramax design aspires to be the class-leading ship of its type, focusing on operational efficiency and flexibility, low fuel consumption and compliance with all environmental standards.
Diamond 2 is a new generation of Ultramax type Bulk Carrier, embracing the latest sustainable thinking and in particular, focused to meet the needs of IMO 2030. Following the successful original Diamond 53 Bulk Carrier, Diamond 2 is designed in close cooperation with cargo and ship owners to create the class-leading, future-orientated Bulk Carrier.
Graig continues to work extensively with DNV, which has unmatched classification experience towards the global offshore renewables industry through a range of world class standards to support efficient design, construction and operation whilst also taking full benefit of available leading edge digital technologies.
Alongside Diamond 2, Graig and DNV are developing a best in class Service Operation Vessel (SOV) that will set the standards for sustainable SOV ship design and operations in the high growth offshore renewables sector. This new generation SOV concept and philosophy is meeting future industry expectations and will:
Our teams are also active within the community, with Graig's Sustainability Team leading initiatives to improve the health of our staff, friends and clients as well as assist our local community, and to keep our cities and seas clean.
Each year, Graig runs the Graig 100, a casual cycling event that raises over 37,000 pounds a year for Velindre Cancer Centre in Wales. Held every September, shipping professionals from the world's leading shipbrokers, ship owners, shipping companies, friends, and shipping media gather to cycle 100KM from city into the Welsh Valleys.
Graig also lead multiple initiatives with local and international charities to help families and individuals in need through some of the world's leading charities.
Governing all Graig employees is an extensive set of policies that allow us to build sustainability into the very heart of our organisation.
As part of our employee contracts, Graig employs an anti-bribery guide to ensure all colleagues are aware of and alert to different forms of bribery.
Graig prides itself on its diverse workforce, employing individuals from over sixty countries worldwide. As part of all of our employment contracts, we ensure our targets and aims for diversity are communicated and transparent.
It is important to put mental health first and Graig has partnered with Health Assured UK to provide staff with expert advice and a complete network of support services covering a wide variety of topics.