OUR SAFETY POLICY
Sailfast Marine and Logistics Ltd committed to providing safety within or company and providing safe working conditions to both or customers and employees. At Sailfast Marine & Logistics Ltd, the safety of all persons is our top priority and we deeply invested in protecting the people and equipment we work with.
We believe that all accidents are preventable; by establishing rules and safe working procedures, exercising good judgment, and using common sense.
All Sailfast Marine and Logistics Ltd, employees have the opportunity and responsibility to protect themselves and contribute to the protection of their fellow crew-members, environment and equipments for which they are responsible.
Our statement of general HSE policy is:
- To provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities;
- To consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety;
- To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;
- To ensure safe handling and use of substances;
- To provide information instruction and supervision for employees;
- To ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks and to give them adequate training;
- To prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health
- To maintain safe and healthy working conditions;and
- To review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals
- SAILFAST MARINE AND LOGISTICS PURCHASING & SUPPLY CHAIN POLICY
Sailfast Marine & Logistics Ltd aims to act responsibly and professionally in all its activities and in its relationships with its suppliers and customers. At all times we will act with integrity and aim to be fair, honest and open. We purchase goods and services from a wide variety of suppliers, from large organisations to specialist local suppliers. This policy sets out certain minimum standards which we require our suppliers to meet, and these are clearly stated. We recognise that there will be suppliers, in some countries, that will find it harder to meet the exacting standards expected of large international corporations. In those cases, we will expect such suppliers to meet the requirements of our Small/Medium Enterprise Audit and to demonstrate continuous improvement.
As a minimum, our procurement activity will comply with the relevant Food Safety and Health and Safety standards, Codes of Practice, Company regulations and standards in the countries in which we operate and will reflect our ongoing commitment to sustainable food procurement and Corporate Responsibility (CR). We will buy direct from growers, manufacturers or producers as well as wholesalers, to maintain a robust supply chain, ensuring traceability and due diligence. All suppliers will be selected and retained by a non-discriminatory bidding and tendering process. All of the elements cited in this policy will be reviewed regularly and consideration will be given to all feedback from suppliers and customers.
To ensure that this policy is implemented throughout king shipping, and to drive a continual improvement in performance, this policy requires the support and action of all employees. Communication, training and consultation are therefore a key requirement at all levels. We aim to identify and share best practice and knowledge where possible. In order to achieve this we are members of various Trade Associations, work with a range of partner organisations, and are engaged in a number of forums with Government Departments, Agencies and non-Government Organisations (NGOs).This policy will be made available to all interested parties.
- Health & Food Safety & Quality
We are committed to ensuring that all products (food and non-food) provided to its customers and consumers are of consistent quality, safe and fit for purpose. As a minimum, our procurement activity will comply with the relevant Health and Safety standards, Codes of Practice, Company regulations and standards relevant to the countries in which we operate. All prospective food and non-food suppliers will be assessed before being accepted; this involves the completion of our Supplier Evaluation Questionnaire which includes detailed questions on Health and Food Safety. We will establish clear specifications for products against which products will be regularly assessed to ensure compliance. We will establish comprehensive procedures to deal with all complaints and product recalls to ensure that all local teams are rapidly informed of product recalls and important food safety matters. National, regional and local supply
Sailfast Marine & Logistics Ltd is committed to supporting national production of fresh produce and meat, and manufactured food products entering its supply chain. Equally, the nature of our business means that we purchase a wide variety of goods, from a diverse range of suppliers all over, to our mutual benefit. Subject to customer demand and availability we will seek to support national growers and suppliers by procuring seasonal fresh produce wherever possible. We will also seek to provide an expanding choice of ‘Regional’ and ‘Local’ foods, and for these to be made available in specific outlets.
We will ensure that, through the tendering process, nationally sourced goods are given fair consideration, subject only to legal constraint. Value for money, price competitiveness, quality and sector factors, will necessarily be part of these considerations. We welcome approaches from Regional Food Groups or similar marketing/promotion bodies to seek access to the tender or procurement process for regional and local foods.
- Assurance schemes
We aims to ensure that purchased supplies of specified meat and fish, all fresh produce, dairy and eggs meet required minimum production and quality standards. We require all suppliers to ensure, and demonstrate by third party verification provision of current and appropriate certificates (or bona fide copies), and by brand or assurance standard logos, that all such goods supplied to us meet or exceed all appropriate production or quality standards.
As a minimum: Meat must be reared, transported for slaughter, be slaughtered, and processed according to relevant legislation Meat entering the chain must be from licensed slaughter premises Carcass and packed meat must be traceable. In respect of meat whose slaughter and preparation method is certified as Halal and/or Shechitah, the slaughter provisions must accord with those appropriate codes, and must include humane stunning of the animal prior to slaughter. (In some countries, this requirement may differ on religious grounds).
All fish and fish products supplied by us should be from sustainable sources. This principle applies to farmed fish, wild sea fish and shell fish. All suppliers must ensure, and demonstrate by such supporting evidence as Total Allowable Catch (TAC) data, certification scheme certificates or scheme membership, that all such goods supplied to us meet minimum standards.
- Chicken eggs
Suppliers of fresh chicken eggs should meet appropriate standards for health and safety, traceability, shelf life and animal welfare.
- Fresh Produce
We expect our suppliers to meet the relevant Codes of Practice applicable in their marketplace and generally strive towards best practice.
Milk must be produced in a safe, hygienic environment and meet the relevant Codes of Practice. We will continue to monitor research and developments in the different assurance schemes available and evaluate their application to our supply chain. We will also assist our suppliers, in understanding and meeting such requirements.
- Religious diets
We aims to meet the needs of its customers and consumers with respect to specific diets and customary requirements. We will work with our customers to identify, and give due consideration to, requirements for specific religious diets and those associated with certain racial characteristics; we will aim to meet such needs where practicable. All suppliers of specific products in this category must be able to provide suitable certification (as for Assurance Schemes) to demonstrate total traceability.
In particular due regard will be given to the following:
Slaughter method and subsequent handling, processing and preparation methods, which in all cases must comply with our assurance standards for meat, including the requirement of stunning prior to slaughter. Diets formulated for specific religious practices, rituals or events Provision of suitable vegetarian and vegan alternatives: to be of similar quality and nutritional value, to ‘standard’ meals/diets.
Sailfast Marine and Logistics Ltd recognises that it has an impact on the environment when operating its business. It is therefore our aim to reduce the negative environmental impacts caused by our business and operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. We are committed to our environmental Policy and the achievement of continual improvement in environmental performance. With reference to procurement our policy is to: Comply with all relevant, current environmental legislation and codes of good practice affecting our business and be prepared to meet impending legislative requirements wherever practicable Reduce the environmental impact of our operations through the specification and selection of suitable products and packaging Assess suppliers’ environmental practices before their appointment including, where practicable, their completion of our detailed Supplier Evaluation Questionnaire on the Environment Ensure that all suppliers are able to demonstrate environmental awareness through the implementation of their own policy and, as a minimum, comply with all relevant legislative requirements
- HUMAN RESOURCES
It is the policy of Sailfast Marine and Logistics Ltd (SMALL) to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of nationality, race, religion and belief, marital status, social origin, gender, physical disability, age, or sexual orientation with regard to hiring, remuneration, promotion, professional training, working conditions and any other aspect of employment.
Furthermore, SMALL ensures that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.
The Organization is committed to the implementation of this policy to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. Our staffs are also required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives in order to remove any barriers to equal opportunity.
Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.
This policy is displayed on all SMALL’s vessels, marine operations and in shore based locations as a confirmation of our commitment towards this policy.
- BUSINESS ETHICS
It is the policy of Sailfast Marine and Logistics Ltd to conduct its business in accordance with a strict and specific code of ethics.
Our directors, officers and employees have an obligation to abide by this code. This includes compliance with laws, non involvement in Politics or associating with Government Officials, and proper professional relationship with business partners (Customers and Shareholders). In addition, the company has strict policies against corruption and bribery, Receiving or giving gifts, unfair competition, conflict of interests and disclosure of Confidential Information.
SMALL and her people are safety conscious, heath aware, socially responsible, environmentally minded and supportive of community relations with our host communities.
- COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Sailfast Marine and Logistics Ltd (SMALL) plays an active role in making the host communities a better place to live and work, knowing that the ongoing vitality of the host communities has a direct impact on the long-term health of our business.
Therefore, our company has always engaged the services of Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) from and for the host Communities. It is ADML’s tradition to engage the host communities in meetings at various levels: the Youths’ Councils, the Council of chiefs, the Paramount Rulers, etc.
The company through its robust Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy intends to play her part by contributing to various community projects, employment and training of community youths both offshore and onshore, and as needs arise assist in physical community development.
We also welcome the use of local contractors in areas such as procurement, employment agencies, and general related services.