“Commit to safety conscious and environmentally friendly practices” is the first strong pillar of the Seatrade Standard, directly followed by “communicate openly and effectively within a culture of tolerance both onboard as well as ashore”. These two pillars accentuate our obligation to act responsibly in our interrelation with staff, customers, suppliers, visitors and the environment as a whole.
We aim to safeguard the safety, health and working conditions of our seafarers and shorebased staff through training, risk assessment and safety meetings. Next to the international standards like ISM, MLC 2006 and HACCP, our ships and our company comply with ISO 9001, OCIMF and 360 Quality.
Environmental care and protection are high on our agenda. Besides legal requirements such as ECA, garbage and ballast water management, the consideration for our surroundings is also reflected by research and development activities of our technical and newbuilding teams in the field of fuel efficiency (such as hydro dynamic optimization), hull treatment and alternative energy programs.
Seagoing and office staff are well aware of the health, safety, environmental rules and regulations in place on our ships. A healthy lifestyle is strongly promoted through ‘Fit for Business’ programs at sea and in the office.
Seatrade and its affiliated companies are of multi-cultural set up and mentality where employees of different nationalities and backgrounds blend into one team. Together, we actively contribute to social initiatives in local communities worldwide. We invest in local business and support charity or projects for the less fortunate. Through catastrophes, like the typhoon Yolanda on the Philippinnes, we have learned that within just a few hours our entire network, from a small local partner to a major customer, can be mobilized to offer direct and controlled help to those in need.