Occupational health and safety and environmental protection are key Synergy priorities.
Ship operations present many health, safety, and environmental risks, and we seek to eliminate and minimise these at all levels. Synergy will therefore continue to:
Create and maintain safe systems of operation amid safe working environments
Create and maintain a safe and healthy work ethos, with no unauthorised use of drugs or alcohol
Examine its working practices to identify risks and where necessary establish or further improve safeguards
Ensure that all comply with any applicable rules and regulations
Provide all vessels with adequate resources and shore-based support
Employ competent and qualified personnel
Provide training to enable all employees to attain and then surpass company objectives and targets
Continually improve skills
Continually monitor performance of the company, its vessels and employees
Formulate corrective and preventive actions, including incident investigations and audits both on board and ashore
Regularly issue and update all safety-related information
Develop, practice, evaluate and improve contingency and emergency response plans
Proactively manage customer relationships and regularly review and improve management systems
Employ the latest IT and develop systems that are easy to understand and use
Synergy also contributes towards community well-being by various CSR initiatives, and its internal Open Reporting and Whistleblowing Systems allow serious concerns or compliance issues to be raised anonymously
Synergy does not tolerate malpractice, impropriety, discrimination, or any other form of wrongdoing by its employees or subcontractors
It is the desire and aim of the Synergy Group to develop, promote and maintain high standards of corporate governance within the Group. The Group does not tolerate any corporate impropriety, malpractice or wrongdoing by staff in the course of their work.
Employees are often the first to realise that there may be irregularities within a company. However, employees may not express their concerns for fear of being disloyal to their colleagues or to the company. They may also be afraid of discrimination or harassment. In such circumstances employees may feel that it is best to ignore the concern rather than report. Similarly, External parties who have dealings with the company (such as customers and suppliers) may also avoid raising a concern of potential irregularities for the same reasons. We have two systems in place to address this –
For serious illegal behavior or sensitive concerns that could have a material adverse impact on Synergy Group or which may have a significant effect on person’s life or health.
For non-compliance issues and other marine violations in general concerning Health, Safety, Quality and Environment. Focus is on vessel operational items and any concern may be reported via this system.
Both the Whistleblowing System and the Open Reporting system enable anonymous reporting.