As a company which operates a fleet of vessels worldwide, Alpina recognizes 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 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 organisations that are involved in or connected with maritime, transportation and education. This focus is underpinned by impeccable business ethics.
Our employees work both ashore and offshore and our primary focus is on ensuring safe conditions for all staff.
The company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against employees, shareholders, directors, customers and suppliers on account of gender, race, religion, age, disability, exual 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 programs.
Alpina Chartering 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 Alpina Chartering’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. Alpina Chartering 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.
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.