Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics LLC environmental protection policy is implemented through our environmental management system. This system ensures a uniform approach to environmental improvements and compliance, which is achieved by identifying environmental issues, setting targets for improvements, preparing action plans, implementing, checking and reviewing.
As part of our environmental management system and policy, our employees receive environmental awareness training on board vessels and at Maersk Training Centres in Svendborg, Denmark and Chennai, India.
In addition to our fleet-wide environmental management programme, each of our individual Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics LLC vessels conducts an annual review of environmental impact and sets vessel-specific targets for environmental improvements. Examples of such targets and achievements include refuse separation, recycling programmes and energy reduction initiatives.
Like a great number of our customers, we believe that an effective environmental management system will bring about substantial benefits for the environment and for our business.
ISO 14001 Certification
ISO 14001 is a voluntary international standard through which companies establish, document, implement, maintain and continuously improve their environmental management systems. The Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics LLC Ship Management department achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2003. Today, all Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics LLC-owned vessels and our environmental management system are certified under the ISO 14001 Standard for Environmental Management Systems.
Partnerships andÂ Relations
In addition, Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics LLC works with a number of global organisations to help preserve the environment. One of these is Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), which ?helps companies achieve commercial success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities, and the environment.? One activity under BSR is the Clean Cargo Working Group, a group of shippers and carriers dedicated to sustainable product transportation by ocean. Royal Gulf Shipping & Logistics LLC is also a member of the Network for Transport and Environment (NTM), a leading European environmental transportation consortium and a corporate member of WWF Denmark.