Gard to phase out paper copies of its rules

Norway-based marine insurer Gard has said from the 2019 renewal on it will be phasing out the distribution of paper copies of the Gard Rules.

The insurer said that for some time it had been reviewing its publications “to ensure that they are published in as timely and efficient a manner as possible”. It noted that the use of electronic media allowed Gard Members throughout the world immediate access to accurate and timely information. Gard said that it was also aware of its environmental responsibilities and was looking to use less paper.

The Gard Rules will be replaced by a web-based version and a downloadable PDF document.