1) Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct
The Codes are based on the Company’s beliefs and values establishing its commitment to honesty, integrity, professionalism and impartiality. The aim of the Codes is to ensure that we are all united by strong and clear values and the highest standards of behaviour. The Company does not tolerate the engagement in, or concealment of, any humiliating/intimidating or other behaviour which may be interpreted as harassment, abuse/bullying, racism or discrimination.
2) Safety Policy
The Company is committed to provide safe practices in ship operation and a safe working environment for ensuring prevention of human injury or loss of life, welfare of employees and avoidance of any adverse impact on property and its goal is to achieve ZERO accidents through continuous improvement. Safety management objectives also include assessing all identified risks to its ships, personnel and the environment and establishing appropriate safeguards; and continuously improving safety management skills of personnel ashore and aboard.
3) Quality Policy
The Company is committed to provide quality services which consistently and continuously meet the requirements of its customers. By adopting a proactive approach concerning the needs of our clients and by being responsive to their requests, suggestions or complaints, we are always trying to improve the value of our services. The criteria for the quality of our services are established by monitoring, measuring and analysing our objectives and targets, by reviewing our objectives and targets for continual suitability, and by verifying that those processes are effectively implemented.
4) Environmental Policy
The Company is committed to improve environmental performance in all areas of vessels’ operation. We are committed to reducing waste oil or other pollutant production, controlling emissions and wastes to below harmful levels, eliminating spills and environmental incidents, and identifying and mitigating key environmental risks from all unplanned waste oil stream releases. Our long-term goals are to achieve ZERO incidents and ZERO spills at sea through continuous improvement. In order to achieve these goals, we review and assess each of the areas of our operations, measure progress and compliance with this policy, evaluate practices from industry leaders in order to continually revise and improve our environmental management system, and provide adequate funds and human resources in order to effectively maintain and repair the systems, equipment and components in the machinery spaces.
5) Health and Hygiene Policy
The Company is committed to always ensure that all employees execute their work under healthy and hygienic conditions and its goal is to achieve the highest standards of health and personal hygiene through continuous improvement.
6) Energy Efficiency Management Policy
The Company is committed to always promote energy efficiency awareness through training to the shore and sea-going personnel and implement energy related Campaigns and other personnel incentive/motivating programs, aiming to a continual energy efficiency improved performance. This is achieved through well-planned and properly managed ship operations and at the same time it needs the personal commitment of everyone involved in the above tasks. In order to achieve these goals, we maintain a set of time-specific targets, which relate to a combination of design optimization, in-service performance monitoring and best-practice operational management
processes, and we monitor and comply with all applicable legal requirements related to ship energy efficiency management.
7) Drug & Alcohol Policy
The Company has banned all alcoholic beverages from the managed vessels (ZERO alcohol policy). Also, any form of drug is prohibited except of prescribed drugs, as well as the misuse of legitimate drugs. The policy states that no seafarer, whatever rank, will navigate the vessel or will operate its equipment while impaired by drugs or alcohol or where there is any risk of such impairment. Drug possession, distribution and trafficking is strictly prohibited.
8) Cyber Security Policy
The Company is committed to monitor and increase employees’ awareness, to verify their familiarization with potential threats, focus on security training and train employees on strategies necessary to prevent or respond to threats. To support this Policy, the procedures in place, include incident handling, information backup, system access, antivirus controls, passwords, and encryption.
9) Social Media Policy
This policy aims at assisting our seafarers in making responsible decisions about the way they use the social media. It prohibits postings that might have discriminatory remarks, harassment and threats of violence. It also gives guidelines for a more prudent use of the internet and their postings.
10) Anti-bribery Policy
Our company follows strict rules on anti-bribery, money laundering and corruption. Any kind of offer, gift or bribe in any form direct or indirect, including kickbacks, is strongly prohibited in all company’s operations. Furthermore, the company prohibits the use of other routes or channels for provision of improper benefits to, or receipt of improper benefits from agents, contractors, suppliers or employees of any such party or government officials. Procurements are conducted in a fair and transparent way. Also, every supplier with whom we do business, is informed of our anti-bribery practices via the Procureship platform.
11) Data Protection Policy
All information regarding the Company’s operations is treated as business confidential to the extent permitted by law and to the extent that such information does not conflict with the Company’s policies for safety and environmental excellence. In addition, we only collect the personal information that is provided voluntarily and we recognize and respect the privacy of our applicants, current employees and former employees. We are dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to us and comply with personal data privacy legislation by informing our shore employees and seafarers, candidates and third parties what information we may collect, and how we collect, store, use, share and protect such information, and informing all such interested parties about their rights over their personal data.