Commitment To Our Islands

Our Communities

Young Brothers supports our local island communities in many ways, including through our community support programs that provide reduced and or/free in-kind shipping, equipment donations, and grant support through our participation in Saltchuk Hawaii Giving.  Visit our Community Giving Page to learn more.

Our Environment

For over 120 years, Young Brothers has been a reliable and consistent presence in Hawaiʻi, committed to serving our local communities and the environment through implementation of our three Pillars: customers, ʻohana (family), and stability in everything we undertake. In the wake of climate change impacts and the State of Hawaiʻi’s formal commitment to 100% Clean Energy by 2045, our Young Brothers Clean Energy Plan highlights Young Brothers’ ongoing commitment and pledge to aligning wholly with the State’s vision for sustainability, whereby Young Brothers will not only support, but lead the charge towards a cleaner and more sustainable future for Hawaiʻi.

Our Clean Energy Plan outlines Young Brothers’ blueprint for the future that melds the wisdom of traditional Hawaiʻi practices with the potential of emerging technology. Young Brothers is committed to preserving Hawaiʻi’s beauty and vitality for generations. This plan is more than a document; it is a celebration of Hawaiʻi’s past, a promise to its present, and a commitment to its future.

Our commitment to the environment is a top priority, and we tackle it in big and small ways. These measures are not just good for the environment, they’re good for business. Improving turn times, for example, means we use less fuel and generate less pollution. With every trip, we aim for the most efficient use of barge and container capacity. We invest in new vessel and shoreside technologies with an eye on reducing emissions and mitigating impacts on sensitive marine life. Our regular maintenance and repair schedules optimize equipment lifetimes and reduce waste.

We also follow strict protocols in the transfer and storage of any potential pollutants to safeguard against stormwater pollution.  You can read our Storm Water Prevention Pollution Plan that we have in place to minimize potential the discharge of potential pollutants from our operations.  We also work closely with Hawai’i Department of Agriculture and conservation organizations to prevent the transport of invasive species between islands. Our proactive environmental efforts in these areas have been recognized by Hawaiʻi’s leaders and government agencies.

To see how our solar photovoltaic (PV) system performs, visit our electricity production monitoring page here.

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