Our Responsibility

On Being Responsible

Stolt-Nielsen Limited and its operating units strive to operate in a manner that is safe for both people and the environment.

Our efforts to achieve these goals are supported by a broad range of existing policies and practices, and we are actively engaged in long-term planning to enhance our safety and environmental performance in the future.

Stolt Tankers recognises that training is the key to safety and environmental performance. From captains to cadets, ST administers one of the most comprehensive training programmes in the industry. Senior officers are evaluated through specialised assessment programmes to ensure they possess both the qualifications and the traits needed for the job. Officers receive leadership training to ensure they are fully equipped to manage the crews and ships to ST’s rigorous specifications. Cadets are handpicked from leading maritime schools using a screening process to identify those with competencies best suited to the specific demands of parcel tanker operations. Training, both ashore and at sea, is a continuous process that reduces incidents and increases performance at Stolt Tankers.

All Stolthaven terminals operate to the same high standards of safety and environmental protection regardless of their location in the world, meeting or exceeding all applicable local, national, international and industry regulations. Stolthaven strives to improve continuously its methods of identifying and reducing risk to minimise the effects of our activities on people, the community and the environment.

Stolt Tank Containers continues to strengthen its global SHE&Q (Safety, Health, Environment & Quality) management system. The system builds on STC’s culture of quality by providing checks and balances to ensure that STC meets or exceeds the rigorous service requirements of its customers, as well as all governing the safe transportation and handling of our customers’ products. STC’s global network of depots maintains exacting controls over all aspects of its waste treatment and handling processes, thus ensuring that here, too, we meet and in most cases exceed all applicable regulations designed to protect both people and the environment.

Stolt Sea Farm installations are designed in a way to minimize environmental impact and ensure these are compatible with the surrounding ecosystem. Stolt Sea Farm’s land-based operations use substantial amounts of seawater, which is filtered on intake, to ensure that the water in contact with the fish is of the highest quality. Ongoing monitoring and testing demonstrate that the quality of the seawater taken up by Stolt Sea Farm’s land-based fish farms is similar to that of the water returned to the sea – the result of good design and efficient management of water use.