Our goal is to maintain independence from the shipping industry, therefore not having conflicts of interest like other vessel vetting and inspection services.
Unlike other organisations who provide similar services to the shipping industry, we have nothing to lose by digging deep into the issues of Seafarer Welfare and Ship Breaking for our clients.
Here is how we can work with you…
30 Minute Online Consultation – No Cost – No Obligation
Our main focus during this session is to share more details of the problems faced by Seafarers and the issues associated with Ship Breaking.
We seek to understand where you are on your ESG / Sustainability journey. Perhaps you have bigger human rights and environmental issues to address. These 30 mins can help you understand these risks better. Then you can prioritise based on your needs, values and risk tolerance.
We help you understand the conflicts of interest in the industry and how they are the main enabler for the two issues of Seafarer Welfare and Ship Breaking to exist.
We share examples we have experienced, from across multiple industries, that demonstrate the weaknesses of companies conducting ESG / Sustainability assessments relying on an inspection/audit, requested and paid for, by the organisation that owns the asset to be inspected to sell their product or service.
We help you understand there are better alternatives that some shipping service providers choose to meet and some don’t.
Help Your Team Understand the Risks
Support Development of Seafarer Welfare and Ship Breaking ESG Policy
We help our clients review their existing (and potential) contracts with shipping service providers. We identify if they have acceptable clauses addressing seafarer welfare and ship breaking, as well as checking the clauses are enforceable by our clients.
Where needed, we provide standard clauses for our clients to include in contracts to meet our clients ESG / Sustainability expectations.
We support our clients in contract negotiations should their shipping service provider offer alternative clauses.
- Are they acceptable?
- Are they written to give a positive impression but in practice aren’t really holding the shipping service provider to any meaningful standards?
- Are they enforceable or auditable?
We help our clients understand what is meant when a shipping service provider provides you with certain information or a particular answer.
Procurement Due Diligence
During the procurement of shipping services, we help our clients:
- Draft ESG / Sustainability minimum expectations in RFP/Tender Documents,
- Review offers regarding Seafarer Welfare and Ship Breaking,
- Provide background information regarding potential service providers past practices and reputation,
- Due diligence inspections and audits of a selection of vessels from a potential service provider during tender assessments, before contract signing to confirm.
Vessel and Ship Breaking Yard Inspections and Contract Audits
This is something that is required for our customers to close the loop in their process, enabling them to have confidence that they are meeting their values and standards.
We have no shipping industry conflicts of interest. We conduct independent inspections and audits of vessels against your contracts and the most relevant shipping industry ESG / Sustainability standards.
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ESG / Sustainability Reporting
If required, we provide summary confirmation of the work we conduct for our clients. We provide appropriate text, giving a summary of issues and progress made. This text can be included in annual ESG / Sustainability Reports.