SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT


CHANDRIS (HELLAS) INC. has an Integrated Management System (I.M.S.) which is described in 3 tier documentation:

- 1st tier contains: Company policy, objectives, duties and responsibilities;
- 2nd tier contains: Company’s Procedures in order to satisfy ISM Code, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 50001:2011, Green Award Organization and customer requirements;
- 3rd tier contains: Detailed instructions to the office staff and shipboard personnel to implement correctly Company’s procedures in order to have safety onboard, customer satisfaction and continual improvements in environmental behavior.

CHANDRIS (HELLAS) INC. is certified for :

- ISM Code
- ISO 9001:2008
- ISO 14001:2004
- GREEN AWARD
- OHSAS 18001:2007
- ISO 50001:2011


ISM Code:


The purpose of the Code is to provide an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention.

The Assembly adopted resolution A.443(XI), by which it invited all Governments to take the necessary steps to safeguard the shipmaster in the proper discharge of his responsibilities with regard to maritime safety and the protection of the marine environment.

The Assembly also adopted resolution A.680(17), by which it further recognized the need for appropriate organization of management to enable it to respond to the need of those on board ships to achieve and maintain high standards of safety and environmental protection.

Recognizing that no two shipping companies or shipowners are the same, and that ships operate under a wide range of different conditions, the Code is based on general principles and objectives.

The Code is expressed in broad terms so that it can have a widespread application. Clearly, different levels of management, whether shore-based or at sea, will require varying levels of knowledge and awareness of the items outlined.

The cornerstone of good safety management is commitment from the top. In matters of safety and pollution prevention it is the commitment, competence, attitudes and motivation of individuals at all levels that determines the end result.

ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement).

Quality Management Principles

The standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2008 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

Audits

Checking that the system works is a vital part of ISO 9001:2008. Chandris Hellas performs internal audits to check how its quality management system is working.

ISO 14001:2004

ISO 14001:2004 specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable Chandris Hellas to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which we subscribe, and information about significant environmental aspects. It applies to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence. It does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria.

ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy, and to demonstrate conformity with ISO 14001:2004 by
a) making a self-determination and self-declaration, or
b) seeking confirmation of its conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers, or
c) seeking confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or
d) seeking certification/registration of its environmental management system by an external organization.

GREEN AWARD

Green Award certifies ships that are extra clean and extra safe. The Green Award procedure is carried out by the Bureau Green Award, the executive body of the independent non-profit Green Award Foundation. The certification procedure consists of an office audit and an audit of each individual ship applying for certification. Amongst many others, the assessment focuses on crew, operational, environmental and managerial elements.

OHSAS 18001:2007

OHSAS 18000 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification. It comprises two parts, 18001 and 18002 and embraces a number of other publications.

OHSAS 18001 is an Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series for health and safety management systems. It is intended to help control occupational health and safety risks. It was devloped in response to widespread demand for a recognized standard against which to be certified and assessed.

OHSAS 18001 was created via a concerted effort from a number of the worlds leading national standards bodies, certification bodies, and specialist consultancies