A standard is a guideline document that reflects agreements on products, practices or operations, by recognized government, industry or professional bodies or trade associations. A standard provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.
ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.
Using energy efficiently helps organizations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an Energy Management System (EnMS).
It specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.
On July 2012, ARCADIA SHIPMANAGEMENT CO LTD became the first shipping Company to obtain Certification on ISO 50001:2011 by the Norwegian Classification Society DNV.
DNV Standard No 3.402 – for Certification of Maritime Training Centers
This standard gives requirements for maritime training centers so as to ensure the quality of development and delivery of courses and programs. The objective shall ensure that courses being offered within the maritime sector are properly designed, contain clear objectives as to results, are carried out by qualified instructors and are evaluated and improved in line with market demands and experience.
The maritime training centre's top management shall establish a quality policy and ensure that quality objectives are established and that the objectives are measurable and consistent with the quality policy. The maritime training centre's management shall also ensure that customer requirements are determined and met with the aim of enhancing customer satisfaction.
The maritime training centre shall continually improve the effectiveness of the management system through the use of quality policy and objectives, audit results, data analyses, corrective and preventive actions and management review.
ARCADIA SHIPMANAGEMENT CO LTD Maritime Training Centre has been Certified by DNV on March 2007
OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized standard for an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS). It gives a framework to consistently identify and control health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, help achieve compliance with health and safety legislation and continually improve an organization’s performance.
It is suitable for organizations of all sizes that want to set up formal procedures to manage health and safety risks. It takes a risk-based approach to documentation – enabling a Company to decide what is needed by reviewing risks and evaluating the effectiveness of current controls.
OHSAS 18001 certification gives a competitive edge, reducing the cost of tendering and improving financial performance through health and safety improvements, reduced down time and decreased insurance premiums.
OHSAS 18001 has been written to be seamlessly integrated with other management system standards such as ISO 9001 for Quality and ISO 14001 for Environment.
ARCADIA SHIPMANAGEMENT CO LTD has been Certified on OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety) – on September 2010 (initially Certified upon OHSAS 18001:1999 – on February 2005), by the Norwegian Classification Society DNV.
ISO 14001 is the world’s most recognized framework for environmental management systems (EMS). It specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects. It applies to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence.
ISO 14001 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy, and to demonstrate conformity with ISO 14001 by:
All the requirements in ISO 14001 are intended to be incorporated into any environmental management system. The extent of the application will depend on factors such as the environmental policy of the organization, the nature of its activities, products and services and the location where and the conditions in which it functions.
ARCADIA SHIPMANAGEMENT CO LTD has been Certified on ISO 14001:2004 (Environment) – on April 2008 (initially Certified upon ISO 14001:1996 – on March 2004), by the Norwegian Classification Society DNV.
The objective of the Green Award certification scheme is to promote the safe and environmentally friendly behavior of ship and crew/management, mainly by achieving international acceptance, recognition, regulation and coordination of the “Green Award” Certification, all in observance of (inter)national conventions, legislation and developments in the area of ship lay-out, equipment, crew, operations and management.
From Tallinn to Tokyo and from Venice to Vancouver, the Green Award Foundation is active all over the world with the certification scheme for dry bulk carriers and oil tankers that go above and beyond the set standards in cleanliness and safety. All efforts are made to benefit the marine environment, including cleaner seas.
ARCADIA SHIPMANAGEMENT CO LTD has been Awarded with the “Green Award” on February 2005.
THESIS (The Health, Environment, Safety Information System) is an application, originally developed by Shell and now jointly with ABS Consulting. It was developed specifically to create and manage robust safety management systems.
It has been based on the Bow-Tie concept to visually display how hazards are controlled and how the risk associated with them is reduced to As Low As Reasonably Practical (ALARP). It documents the provenance of information and the reference sources from which the information is obtained. It is an extremely flexible and simple tool whose application extends from safety, health and environment risk into any aspect of business exposed to hazards and risks. It is frequently used to build management systems from concept as well as capture and refine those that already exist.
THESIS is a software tool that can effectively demonstrate how a facility's Safety Management System can be implemented. It assists companies/operators in the analysis and management of the hazards and risks to which their business is exposed, and graphically displays and illustrates the relationship between hazards, controls, risk reduction measures into a representation that has become to be known as the THESIS bow-tie methodology.
ARCADIA SHIPMANAGEMENT CO LTD has been Certified by the American Bureau of Shipping for Risk Management Assessment -THESIS on February 2005
ISO 9001 specifies the basic requirements for a quality management system (QMS) that an organization must fulfill, to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products (which include services) that enhance customer satisfaction and meet applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. The standard can be used for certification/registration and contractual purposes by organizations seeking recognition of their quality management system. The standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.
There are five sections in the standard that specify activities that need to be considered upon implementation of the system:
Together, the five sections of ISO 9001 define what an Organization should do, to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. In addition, the Organization will seek to enhance customer satisfaction by continual improvement of the quality management system.
ARCADIA SHIPMANAGEMENT CO LTD has been Certified on ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) – on June 2009 (initially Certified upon ISO 9001:2000 - on December 2001), by the Norwegian Classification Society DNV.