It is the Policy of the Company to conduct business in an honest, sincere lawful and ethical manner. Acts of bribery and corruption are condemned and the Company is committed to act professionally, fairly and with dignity and integrity in all business dealings and relationships. This is irrespective of the exact time and location of any operation. Effective systems such as the auditing of accounts are in place to counter bribery and corruption.
In addition to the above principle the Company will respect all laws (international laws and those local laws that have become known to us through the appointment of local Agents in foreign countries) in an effort to counter bribery and corruption. Bribery and corruption are punishable for individuals committing a relevant offence and the Company could face severe consequences that could include imprisonment, fines and damage of its reputation.
The Company employees should always act on a good faith basis, enter into commitments that are feasible to be met, fulfil the Company obligations, never mislead people, never participate in corrupt business practices, and treat people with merit and respect.
Sometimes ethical decisions involve dilemmas; in such cases it is necessary for the relevant issues to be brought to the attention of the Company management and employees should seek instructions within the framework of this policy.
This policy is applicable to both shore and shipboard employees at all levels.
The Company places the health of its employees among its top priorities and seeks to ensure that all shore staff and seagoing personnel execute their work under healthy and hygienic conditions.
In order to ensure high standards of health and personal hygiene it is the Company's Policy to:
Comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and apply responsible standards where laws and regulations do not exist
Identify, evaluate and minimise health and hygiene risks related to its operations that potentially affect its employees, contractors or the public
Communicate knowledge about health and hygiene risks to its employees and where appropriate to maritime community
Determine at the time of employment, and from time to time thereafter, the medical fitness of employees to do their work without undue risk to themselves or others
Provide or arrange for medical services necessary for the treatment of employee occupational illnesses or injuries and for the handling of medical emergencies
Undertake appropriate reviews and evaluations of its operations to measure progress and to foster compliance with this Policy
Implement programs and appropriate protective measures to control health risks
Work with government agencies and others to develop responsible laws, regulations and standards, based on sound science and consideration of risk
Provide voluntary health and hygiene promotion programs designed to enhance employee wellbeing and personal safety. These programs should supplement, but not interfere with, the responsibility of employees for their own health care. Information about employees obtained through the implementation of these programs should be considered confidential and should not be revealed to non-medical personnel except at the request of the employee concerned, when required by law, when dictated by overriding public health considerations, or when necessary to implement the Company's Drug and Alcohol Policy.
It is the Company's policy to take all appropriate measures to prevent and/or deter unlawful acts against Company's ships, which threaten the security of personnel or property onboard and to contribute in the security of the visited ports.
To successfully achieve the security objectives, a Ship Security Plan (SSP) has been developed for each Company ship based on individual Ship Security Assessments (SSAs). The Plan defines duties and responsibilities of all security related onboard personnel, security measures during various shipboard operations and activities depending on security level in force, emergency response actions and respective drills and exercises as well as procedures for audits, reviews and certification of the ship. The Plan is implemented and maintained onboard as defined in relevant procedures within the Plan. The development, implementation and maintenance of the Plan are in compliance with the provisions of SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and ISPS Code.
Furthermore, the Company has established a Security department and has assigned Company Security Officers (CSOs) — who have the overall responsibility for the security aboard Company's ships as provided for by the ISPS Code — and is responsible for the co-ordination of necessary security related activities.
In case where, during any ship operation, a conflict between safety and security measures arises, safety prevails. The Master must exercise his overriding authority and take all appropriate measures to ensure that the safety of the crew, the ship, her cargo and the environment are not compromised and/or endangered.
Improvement of security skills and awareness through appropriate training of all involved office and shipboard personnel is a permanent Company's objective. In addition, the Company provides to the Company Security Officer(s) and the Master/SSO all necessary support to fulfil their duties and responsibilities.
Company's personnel both ashore and onboard are expected to comply with the above stated policy and security declaration.
It is the Company's Policy that the quality of its operations, the safety and health of its employees and the protection of the environment remain the predominant factors in all aspects of its operations.
In this respect, the Company has established and maintains a Safety Management System, or SMS, that is designed to continuously improve the quality of the services offered by the Company. The SMS is based on the belief that preventing problems from occurring is in the best interests of the Company, its employees and its customers.
The Company recognises the importance of customer satisfaction and will work to provide services, to its customers, that meet or exceed their requirements and are in accordance with the standards of the Company. Open and ongoing dialog will be maintained with customers and all stakeholders, to provide a channel for communicating expectations and discussing feedback on performance.
In order to ensure that operations and quality service objectives can be achieved, the SMS addresses the continuous monitoring of all aspects of the Company's operation so that potential problems can be readily identified and appropriate corrective actions implemented. The Company seeks to constantly learn industry best practices, and where there is a clear benefit, these will be adopted by the Company.
The Company is committed to conducting all its activities in a safe, efficient and environmentally sound manner, while ensuring effective and efficient compliance with prevailing statutory and regulatory requirements.
This Quality Policy has the full support of Senior Management. It is mandatory that the Quality Policy and SMS are known, understood, and adhered to by Company employees.
Maran Gas Maritime Inc ("MGM"), its Directors and Senior Management are fully committed to a ZERO TOLERANCE policy ensuring that the waters on which its ships operate are protected from pollution and continuously strive to identify and correct any conditions perceived to be unsafe and hazardous to the environment.
The objective of the Company is to prevent pollution of the environment from the following sources related to the aspects of its operations:
Oil, Noxious Liquid Substances, Sewage, Garbage, Dangerous Goods, Ballast Water, Cargo Vapour and Engine Emissions, Refrigerants, Halons and CFCs, Noise, Anti-Fouling Paints, Sludge, Bilge Water, Tank Cleaning Residue, Effluent Discharges.
To achieve these goals, the Company will:
Comply with all applicable legislation and other requirements to which the Company subscribes, which relate to its environmental aspects and strive, where practicable, to exceed compliance requirements
Assess on a continual basis the environmental risks associated with its operations, setting appropriate objectives and targets and implementing environmental programs to minimise the environmental impact of its operations by reducing waste, emissions and discharges, by minimising its impact on biodiversity and by using energy efficiently
Promote environmental awareness through the training and education of its employees
Respond quickly and effectively to pollution incidents resulting from its operations, in co-operation with industry organisations and authorised government agencies
Engage with shipping industry organisations and relevant authorities and participate and support research initiatives with the aim of developing measures to minimise the shipping industry's impact on the environment
Communicate its Environmental Policy to the public
7 Seas is a business built on long-term relationships and trust.
Our clients and other stakeholders have always known that we will 'do the right thing'.
We say what we mean and stand by those words, taking responsibility for our actions at all times.
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