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’s land-based approach to fish farming avoids the pollution issues often associated with open-water farms, where unconsumed food and fish waste are dispersed into the water. SSF’s operations use substantial amounts of fresh seawater. The water is filtered on intake and organic material is removed via sedimentation before the water is returned to the ocean. The organic sediment produced by this process makes excellent agricultural fertilizer and is made available to local farmers. The water that SSF’s farms return to the ocean meets or exceeds all water quality regulations set by the European Union. In fact, tests have shown at times that water released by SSF is actually higher in quality than the local ocean water itself.