Company is involved in the marine transportation industry, and recognizes the impact on the environment of its main operations and is therefore committed to the protection of the environment and the prevention of all forms of pollution whilst carrying out its activities.
Company shall identify all aspects of its operations, both ashore and onboard, which have an impact on the environment and shall prepare operational guidelines to ensure that the impact of each aspect does not threaten the environment, either locally or globally.
It is the Company’s goal to conduct its business in a manner that balances environmental and economic needs of the communities in which it operates.
Company’s Goal is to achieve ZERO spills at sea through continuous improvement
In order to achieve this goal, the Company will:
comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules, regulations and requirements and apply responsible standards where laws, rules, regulations and requirements do not exist;
respond quickly and effectively to environmental incidents resulting from its operations, in co operation with industry organizations and authorized government agencies;
show concern and respect for the environment, emphasizing every employee’s responsibility in environmental performance and implementing appropriate operating practices;
ensure that appropriate training, in order to enhance environmental awareness, is provided for all personnel both onboard and ashore;
undertake appropriate reviews and evaluations of its operations to measure progress and to ensure compliance with this policy;
evaluate industry’s incidents and accidents and utilize them as case studies in order to prevent future occurrence;
manage its business with the goal of preventing environmental incidents and controlling emissions and wastes to below harmful levels, as far as practicable;
design, operate and maintain its ships and offices to this end;
be against any incentive or bonus programs based on minimizing operational costs associated with the operation, maintenance and repair of machinery space systems, equipment and components ;
provide all necessary resources to enable the office and vessels personnel to perform their duties with respect to SMS implementation;
ensure that all third parties involved with Company’s activities are familiar and comply with this Environmental Policy, when providing their services to the Company;
be committed to continuous improvement in environmental performance;
be committed to pollution prevention that emphasizes source reduction, including the funding and human resources necessary to effectively maintain and repair the systems, equipment, and components found in machinery spaces of vessels; and
be committed to continuous reduction of environmental risks.
THE COMPANY HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOR ACTIONS OR OMMISIONS BY CREW AND EMPLOYEES, IN RELATION TO IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS WHICH INCLUDE:
DISCHARGE OF OIL,
ILLEGAL DISCHARGE OF GARBAGE, OR SEWAGE AT SEA,
AIR POLLUTION (E.G NON COMPLIANT FUEL TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESTRICTED AREAS, ETC).
ANY OTHER ACTION LEADING TO ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.
STRICT IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY IS OBLIGATORY.
PERSONNEL VIOLATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY WILL BE DISMISSED.