Policy and code of conduct

Anglo-Eastern Code of Conduct

At AEMA, we believe in providing our cadets with top-notch facilities and opportunities for a successful future.

People

01

Health and Safety
  • Anglo-Eastern is a people business. The health and safety of our crew and employees is paramount.
  • We place equal importance on both mental and physical health and well-being, providing medical coverage, support and access to outreach services.
  • We expect our crew and employees to take responsibility for their own health and safety, to ensure they are fit for work, and to perform their duties safely and responsibly at all times.
  • Our company policies strive towards 100% compliance and a zero-tolerance environment of no injuries, casualties and accidents.
  • Our dedicated Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) division manages ongoing health and safety training and campaigns that go above and beyond minimum regulatory compliance.
  • Crew and employees are required to report any dangerous or unsafe acts, decisions or situations observed on the job or in the workplace that could jeopardise the health and safety of others.

02

Equal Opportunity
  • Anglo-Eastern is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome skilled talent from all backgrounds.
  • We value diversity and provide an inclusive environment for our people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, faith or political beliefs.
  • Our crew and employees are expected to treat each other with respect and professionalism. There is no room for workplace bullying, intimidation or harassment of any kind.
  • We value individuality and teamwork, new ideas and differences of opinion, and encourage our crew and employees to speak up and let us know how we are doing.
  • We operate a global network of over 25 offices across five continents, supported by a multicultural workforce and diverse crew population comprising Indians, Filipinos, Chinese, Ukrainians and Latvians, amongst others.
  • We are the largest employer of female seafarers in India and jointly published an industry booklet on gender diversity and inclusion with ISWAN and WISTA.

03

Training and Development
  • Anglo-Eastern is committed to training and developing our people for their ongoing growth, success and continuous improvement and that of the company. We believe in equipping our crew and employees with the necessary skills and knowledge to be the best they can be at their jobs.
  • We have a network of strategically located Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Centres (AEMTC) for the training, certification and continuous upskilling of crew, regardless of rank.
  • Our cadet training institution, Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA), is renowned for its maritime training and education, campus facilities and quality cadets, who are placed on Anglo-Eastern managed vessels upon graduation.
  • Employees are encouraged to undertake training for their further development. We also support the career growth of our employees through promotions, lateral or divisional transfers, and other internal mobility opportunities within the group.

Communities

01

Community Relations
  • Anglo-Eastern believes in corporate social responsibility and the importance of giving back to society.
  • In those communities where we have a strong presence, we engage in charity work and other community initiatives.
  • In India, Anglo-Eastern operates and helps fund Anavi, a multi-chapter charity network run by crew member spouses that sponsors donations and renovation works for deserving institutions like orphanages, schools for underprivileged children, homes for the disabled or elderly, and hospitals.
  • We foster strong relationships with government authorities, chambers of commerce, industry associations, professional bodies and other groups though active participation and co-operation.

02

Environment
  • Anglo-Eastern values our environment, oceans and biodiversity, and strongly supports clean and sustainable ways to take the industry forwards.
  • We believe in environmental stewardship and are committed to protecting our oceans and marine life by minimising all forms of pollution through responsible shipping, cleaner fuels and practices, strict regulatory compliance, as well as supply chain management, community initiatives, and importantly, education.
  • We are proud adherents of MARPOL and are certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management standards.
  • A significant portion of our fleet is QUALSHIP21-certified, with a growing number of these having since attained additional E-Zero status.
  • We continue to educate our crew, employees and other stakeholders about the need to reduce plastic waste and follow the 3Rs of reduce, reuse and recycle in the hopes of one day achieving plastic-free oceans for future generations to enjoy.

Business

01

Governance and Compliance
  • Anglo-Eastern is a law-abiding corporate citizen. We respect and adhere to the laws and regulations of all relevant jurisdictions and foster lasting relationships with government authorities wherever we operate.
  • We support and respect the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, plus all relevant labour and employment laws.
  • We comply with the rules, regulations and standards required by such industry bodies as IMO, BIMCO and INTERTANKO, amongst others, often going above and beyond minimum requirements.
  • All of our offices and managed vessels are regularly audited by both internal and external parties to ensure proper governance and compliance.
  • Our internal auditing team comprises master mariners and chief engineers who are responsible for conducting onboard audits of our fleet on an annual basis.
  • We are certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management standards.

02

Business Conduct
  • Anglo-Eastern subscribes to ethical business practices. We do the right things the right way and take ownership for all outcomes.
  • We use good judgement to avoid conflicts of interest and seek guidance in unclear situations.
  • Our people are prohibited from seeking personal gains, favours or other benefits though their position or association with Anglo-Eastern, including access to insider information.
  • We believe and engage in only free and fair competition that is ethical and in compliance with relevant competition and anti-trust laws.
  • We have a zero-policy tolerance for bribery and corruption, as backed by our Anti-Corruption Policy and Anti-Bribery and Corruption Guidelines.
  • Any policy breaches will result in internal disciplinary action, including but not limited to summary dismissal. Where laws are breached, we will co-operate with the local authorities as appropriate.

03

Communications and Privacy
  • Anglo-Eastern engages in open and honest dialogue to meet the needs of our various stakeholders.
  • We believe in transparency and disclosure, whilst remaining mindful of confidential information and data privacy.
  • Data security and recovery are a top priority. We safeguard all data entrusted to us and ensure that any confidential information is treated as such.
  • We do not condone or tolerate the use of confidential information for insider trading and personal gain.
  • We take our data privacy obligations seriously, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Personal data is only used for the purpose(s) for which such data was given. We do not sell personal data to third-parties.
  • Social media usage by our crew and employees is governed by our Social Media Policy.

04

Supply Chain
  • Anglo-Eastern subscribes to ethical business practices. We do the right things the right way and take ownership for all outcomes.
  • We use good judgement to avoid conflicts of interest and seek guidance in unclear situations. Our people are prohibited from seeking personal gains, favours or other benefits though their position or association with Anglo-Eastern, including access to insider information.
  • We believe and engage in only free and fair competition that is ethical and in compliance with relevant competition and anti-trust laws.
  • We have a zero-policy tolerance for bribery and corruption, as backed by our Anti-Corruption Policy and Anti-Bribery and Corruption Guidelines.
  • Any policy breaches will result in internal disciplinary action, including but not limited to summary dismissal. Where laws are breached, we will co-operate with the local authorities as appropriate.