Our business adheres to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact by respecting its fundamental principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, protection of the environment and the fight against bribery and corruption.
It is of utmost importance to our business that employees, suppliers acting on our behalf and customers working with us conduct their business in a socially responsible and ethical manner. We believe in building business relationships through honesty, trust and respect; values that we incorporate in everything we do.
HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOUR
We respect and support the protection of all internationally proclaimed human rights across our business.
If human rights are not being protected, we will take the necessary steps to ensure we are in no way involved and that the appropriate regulators are informed.
We respect and commit to all international labour laws, including those for freedom of association.
We reject all forms of business involving illegal, forced or compulsory labour, and oppose child labour absolutely.
We aim to have a diverse workplace, both at sea and on land.
We are a multicultural organisation and we encourage job applicants, regardless of sex, age, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
We are accredited to ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental management. This is at the top of our risk management framework and we take all reasonable precautions to ensure our business activities cause minimal impact. This includes but is not limited to: zero oil spills, zero improper waste of garbage, prevention of air pollution, recycling and energy management.
We have zero tolerance towards the harming of wild animals, including the illegal wildlife trade.
In addition, we expect those who work with us (customers and suppliers) moving animals (livestock) to transport them in a way which will not cause them injury or suffering.
We have a strong commitment to providing the highest level of product and service quality. We take all appropriate steps to ensure that we fulfil our customers’ requirements. We are accredited to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and aim for continual improvement through use of our customer satisfaction surveys and customer interviews.
It is prohibited for any employee across the Group to engage in any type of bribery and/or corruption. We provide 100% of our employees with training to ensure they understand their responsibilities within our business and the risks associated with being involved in such crimes.
We run adequate due diligence and background screening on all our counterparties and their vessels. We do this to ensure we are always compliant with international sanctions and to make sure we are not complicit in any human rights abuses.