Environmental Policy Statement

This statement has been prepared according to the guidelines set forth in the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is committed to leading the way in the shipping industry in minimising the impact of our activities on the environment.

To demonstrate this commitment we have identified ten principles to provide guidance on the way we identify and manage our impacts in the environment.

We will:

  1. Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the Company.

  2. Set goals for environmental protection.

  3. Monitor, measure and continuously improve our environmental performance.

  4. Manage environmental risks from accidents, incidents and emergencies.

  5. Prevent water pollution.

  6. Minimise our consumption of non-renewable and environmentally sensitive resources, where practical.

  7. Minimise fuel consumption by optimising speed and fuel efficiency by taking advantage of the effects of the tides and wind, whenever possible.

  8. Ensure that all relevant personnel are given appropriate training on environmental issues.

  9. Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst our customers.

  10. Integrate environmental management into day-to-day operations by establishing an Environmental Management System (EMS) certified to ISO 14001.

This commitment will provide the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets, and will be reviewed periodically to ensure that it remains appropriate to our operations.