Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) Statement
As a Company which operates a fleet of vessels worldwide, Tomini Shipping recognize our responsibility to the environment. We also have an obligation to our staff and the quality of their workplace and to the communities in which we operate.
We aim to integrate CSR efforts into our daily operating and business practices, because the actions we take not only affect the long-term sustainability of our business, but also make us stronger and enhance the value of our business.
Environmentally, we aim to reduce waste by minimizing what we consume both at sea and ashore. In the workplace, we seek to create a culture whereby safety prevails across all activities and operating practices and where our employees can thrive and make a difference. In the community, we advocate and engage with organizations that are involved in or connected with maritime and transportation.
We separate the different elements of our CSR policy into three main areas:
Business Ethics & Anti-Corruption
People & Community
Reducing the Company’s environmental footprint involves not only action to assess and reduce the environmental impacts of the Company’s sites (energy, water, paper and energy consumption) but also the progressive inclusion of environmental criteria into purchasing policies.
We comply with the highest standards of environmental management, quality management and safety management and have achieved ISO certification for the standards ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007.
Our young fleet has an average age of 3 years. These ECO vessels are designed to have significantly lower fuel consumption and emissions than older models. The build is of a higher quality, which reduces significantly the risk of incidents, our aim going forward is to reduce or maintain the average age of our vessels.
The company promotes environmental activities throughout its entities through internal guidelines and processes based on green principles. The company encourages, for example, paper recycling actions as well as conversion to e-document formats.
Business Ethics & Anti-Corruption
Tomini Shipping is committed to conducting business with integrity, openness and honesty in all aspects of our business dealings. We demand and expect that our employees in every level of the organization adhere to applicable laws and regulations in the countries where we operate.
Fairness and trustworthiness is at the core of Tomini Shipping’s corporate code of conduct. We believe that earning and deserving our business partners’ trust and respect is one of the keys to the continued success of the Company. Tomini Shipping has a clear stance on corruption. Internal policy instructs staff to always comply with applicable anti-bribery laws and each officer, manager and employee is responsible for compliance within their area of authority.
In every country in which it operates, the Company shall abide by the laws, governmental rules and regulations of that country. It is the personal responsibility of each employee and officer to adhere to the standards and restrictions imposed by those laws, rules and regulations. In situations where the law does not give guidance, the Company applies its own standards based on its corporate values.
Relations with Business Partners
The Company’s dealings with its business partners are characterized by fairness. When acting on behalf of the Company, directors and employees shall not take unfair advantage through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts or other unfair dealing practices. The Company shall not offer customers, potential customers, governments, agencies of governments, or any representatives of such entities any rewards or benefits in violation of either applicable laws or reasonable and generally accepted business practices. Company employees must not accept payments, gifts or other kinds of reimbursement from a third party that could affect or appear to affect their objectivity in business decisions.
The Company shall prevent money laundering
The Company will take the necessary steps in order to prevent its financial transactions from being used by others to launder money.
People & Community
Our employees work both ashore and offshore and our primary focus is on ensuring safe conditions for all staff.
Within its sphere of influence the Company shall support, respect and commit to the principles set out in the international recognized social and ethical standards for the protection of human rights and ensure that it is not complicit in human rights abuses.
The company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against employees, shareholders, directors, customers and suppliers on account of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, and political opinion, social or ethnic origin. All persons shall be treated with dignity and respect and they shall not be unreasonably interfered with in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. All employees and officers shall assist to create a work environment free from any discrimination.
We seek to be active citizens of the communities where we operate. Charitable giving and engagement with local communities through funding, support and work experience programmes.
The Company’s CSR is implemented and maintained through the following key policies:
- Quality Assurance Policy
- Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
- Ethical Conduct Policy
- Environmental Policy
- Health & Safety Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy