History of this company dates back to the mid 90’s and is the
result of numerous single ship acquisitions
and corporate mergers.
The origins go back to the vessels owned and operated by Irgens Larsen AS, and can be traced in various forms through Kvearner Shipping AS and Swan Shipping ASA. During 2001 an intense reengineering of the company and its business strategy was put in motion. In December 2006, STAR Reefers embarked on a policy of vertical integration by deciding to form its own Ship Management Company in Poland and Star Reefers Poland was formed in January 2006 to manage the vessels. In July 2015, STAR Reefers Poland changed its name to SIEM Ship Management due to owners decision to diversify the fleet portfolio.
VISION & MISSION
We will constantly strive to implement the critical initiatives required to achieve our vision. In doing this, we will deliver operational excellence in every corner of the Company and meet or exceed our commitments to the many stakeholders we serve.
We are determined to be the best Ship Management Company. We continually earn recognition and trust from clients, stakeholders and staff through our ability to anticipate, learn and shape our future. We use our resources to develop effective solutions and services for our clients.
Strong: Providing unwavering and enduring service for the customers.
Innovative: Creative and innovative Company that can evolve to meet the customers’ needs.
Effective: Effective operation providing best value for money for the clients with no time wasted.
Modern: Handling the management of the vessels on behalf of the clients smoothly.
SIEM SHIP MANAGEMENT’S QUALITY APPROACH
The following certificates underline SIEM Ship Management’s dedication to top quality and above average standards.
- BV ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System)
- BV ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System)
- BV ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems)
- BV ISO 50001:2018 (Energy Management Systems)
- USCG Quality Shipping in the 21st Century
- USCG Qualiship E0
- EU Environmental Protection Initiatives – Clean Shipping Index – CSI
- US Environmental Protection Initiatives – Clean Cargo – CC
- SEA CARRIER INITIATIVE AGREEMENT (US Anti – Drug Abuse Act)
- BV DoC (Document of Compliance) – Republic of Liberia
- BV DoC (Document of Compliance) – Malta
- BV DoC (Document of Compliance) – The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
- “NAMEPA” Maritime Sustainability Passport and NAMEPA&MSP Seal
- IMT TTX Certificate
QUALITY, HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
It is the SIEM Ship Management policy to consistently provide services that meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of all customers. The Company is totally committed to achieving a flawless operation. The company is committed to giving our customers what is most important for them – full efficiency and readiness of their ships to transport cargos and the conformity with the requirements of the country under whose flag the ship sails, requirements of the classification entity and other requirements applicable to the managed vessels.
It is SIEM Ship Management’s policy to prevent injury and ill health to our employees and to continually improve the performance of the Integrated Management System, while complying to applicable legal and other requirements. SIEM Ship Management takes all practical steps to ensure that potential hazards and risks are identified and mitigated by the implementation of effective control measures. The correct safety equipment and personnel protective equipment will be provided to all employees.
SIEM Ship Management actively pursues ever improving quality and safety through programs that enable each employee to do their job right the first time and every time. SIEM Ship Management aims to remain a leading ship management company by continuous improvement. This involves the active participation and endeavor of all shore staff and seagoing personnel.
The mission of SIEM Ship Management is to be a low-cost, profitable, provider of ship management services for our charterers and business partners. We support the empowerment of the workforce and the utilisation of a safe workplace resulting in competitive and innovative quality service for customers while providing a healthy work environment and creating a positive long-term social, cultural, and economic benefit for employees, customers, suppliers and stakeholders.
Our high standards of work and safety are achieved by operating dynamic and improving Integrated Management Systems which meet the requirements of the International Standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and the ISM Code.
Meeting Customer’s expectations is the most fundamental source of the Company’s
business success and is the most important obligation we carry out.
We are committed to “A SAFE AND HEALTHY WORKPLACE”
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & ENERGY CONSERVATION POLICY
Shipping business is strongly related to marine environment and may pose significant risk of sea pollution. At the same time changing climate conditions may affect our business in a negative way. Therefore, it is the SIEM Ship Management policy to provide quality services and at the same time minimize risks that could harm the environment by preventing pollution, preserving resources and improving energy efficiency.
We commit ourselves to:
- continual improvement of our Integrated Management System;
- assuring compliance with all legal requirements related to our environmental aspects, energy efficiency, energy use and energy consumption;
- setting and achieving environmental and energy objectives;
- ensuring environmental and energy efficiency awareness among staff;
- using environment and energy efficiency related criteria in our procurement procedures, including designing of vessels and equipment whenever possible;
- reducing the consumption of fuel and oil by maintaining the main and auxiliary engines on our ships in good working condition and in accordance with manufacturer instructions;
- eliminating all water, oil, air and steam leaks from our ships by proper maintenance and testing of the equipment;
- reduce atmospheric emissions from our ships by following the requirements of MARPOL VI when installing new machinery.
Our commitment for environmental protection and energy efficiency is firmly embedded in our company’s procedures and instructions.
The mission of the SIEM Ship Management is to be a low-cost, profitable, provider of service for our charterers and business partners. We support any ideas and projects into competitive and innovative services for customers while protecting the environment and creating a positive long-term social, cultural, and economic benefit for the employees, customers, suppliers and stakeholders.
SIEM Ship Management shares with its surrounding community the, important responsibilities toward the environment in which we live and work. The company supports the responsible stewardship of resources, including air, land, and water. Responsible stewardship, combined with a continual improvement process, makes possible sustained economic development and an improved quality of life.
These high standards are achieved by operating a dynamic and improving Integrated Management Systems which meets the requirements of the International Standards ISO 14001:2015, ISO 50001:2018 and the ISM Code.
Environmental Protection & Energy Conservation Policy is to be followed by all employees.
We believe that “IT IS EVERYONE’S JOB TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT”
BUSINESS ETHICS POLICY
SIEM Ship Management relies on the appropriate ethical behavior of its employees. Therefore, the practicing of ethical standards is based on the trust between the company and the employee.
The company activities take place in a multi-national environment and with multi-national staff onboard and ashore. Although the understanding of business ethics can differ in various parts of the world, definition and uniformity in this respect is needed to ensure a business conduct to the highest standard throughout the company.
Our employees conduct their professions to the highest standards.
Company Policy on business conduct is always complied with at all times by those employed by or acting for the company. Our dealings and relationships are always such that our international reputation is high.
We comply with the known laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate or under which there is any contractual association. Our relationships is conducted ethically and within the law.
About this Policy
It is policy of SIEM Ship Management, and its subsidiaries (collectively the “SIEM Shipping Group”or “Group”) to conduct our business with honesty and integrity, and we expect all staff to maintain high standards. However, all organisations face the risk of things going wrong from time to time, or of unknowingly harbouring illegal or unethical conduct. A culture of openness and accountability is essential in order to prevent such situations occurring and to address them when they do occur, hence the adoption of this policy.
The aims of this policy are:
- To encourage staff to report suspected wrongdoing as soon as possible, in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigated as appropriate, and that their confidentiality will be respected.
- To provide staff with guidance as to how to raise those concerns.
- To reassure staff that they should be able to raise genuine concerns without fear of reprisals, even if they turn out to be mistaken.
This policy covers all employees, officers, consultants, contractors, volunteers, interns, casual workers and agency workers.
This policy takes account of the Whistleblowing Arrangements Code of Practice issued by the British Standards Institute and Public Concern at Work.
ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY
This Anti-slavery and human trafficking policy applies to all persons working in any capacity on behalf of the Siem Industries group of companies (as defined below).
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Siem Industries S.A. and all companies acting under its control (but excluding companies of the British Solar Renewables Group which operate under the “BSR Policy”) (referred to as “we” or “the Siem Industries group of companies”), have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own businesses or in any of our supply chains.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We require the same high standards from all of our lessors, contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and we achieve this through the following actions:
- Lessors, contractors, suppliers and other business partners must confirm that they have their own policy which is equivalent to this Policy, or that they agree to follow this Policy;
- We carry out a risk assessment to identify those lessors, contractors, suppliers or other business partners which carry a heightened risk;
- We carry out due diligence (as part of the onboarding process) to identify any allegation that any lessor, contractor, supplier or other business partner is associated with any form of modern slavery;
- All contracts must include the specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children which are included in our Standard Terms and Conditions;
- All crew and other employees must have a written contract of employment and may not be asked to pay any direct or indirect fees to obtain work;
- All suppliers must confirm that they hold their own suppliers to the same high standards, either via incorporation of similar prohibitions in their contracts, or through similar measures;
- We are alert to any allegations of modern slavery and treat any such allegations seriously;
- We refuse to conduct business with any person where there is reason to believe that they engage in any such conduct or do not comply with local laws and regulations.
We take a risk-based approach to our contracting processes and keep them under review. We also conduct an annual, systematic review of our supply chains to identify areas in which the greatest risk of modern slavery exists, taking steps to minimise such risks.
The Siem Industries group of companies operates in compliance with the following principles, which they also expect counterparties to follow:
- Employment is to be freely chosen, so that there is no forced or bonded labour;
- No use of child labour;
- Working hours should not be excessive; and
- There should be no harsh or inhumane treatment of workers.
The Siem Industries group of companies will not conduct business with a person that does not comply with these principles.