We are determined to make three different kinds of profit at EcoClipper: social, environmental and financial; this way we will create a positive impact on all involved.
There are more than 7.5 billion people on our blue planet. Meanwhile companies strive to automate their processes and reduce employee numbers. The result is a wider gap between rich and poor, and more inequality. EcoClipper chooses the opposite direction and strives to create meaningful jobs. We will do this by introducing more traditional sailing ships with low-tech ways of operation. Every launched EcoClipper creates fulfilling, high-quality jobs in the crew, an expanding construction team, and many more jobs indirectly.
The maritime industry causes more greenhouse gas emissions than a country like Germany. Ocean-going ships emit 1.2─1.6 million metric tonnes of particulate matter, responsible for major health problems. Underwater noise levels caused by motor ships are threatening our marine ecosystems and have doubled every decade over the past 60 years. EcoClipper ships will use the power of the wind, sun and water to move silently where possible.
Following the strategy and timelines in our business plan, we expect a fair dividend and share value for our cooperative members. In time the value of the investment will rise substantially.