“These certifications highlight our efforts to perform a systematic energy management as well as maintaining the highest levels of health and safety through our company. At Columbia, we pursue an integrated strategy to incorporate health and safety into all units of our company,” says Carsten Sommerhage.
“Columbia holds the protection of the environment and natural resources as extremely important. The company ensures that all health, safety, environmental and energy aspects of its activities comply with the International Standards of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 for shipmanagement services. Furthermore, these standards include the crewing and operation of oil tankers, bulk carries, chemical tankers and multipurpose ships,” adds Axel Schulz, Technical Director of Columbia Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH.
ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications achieved by CSM Group in 2016 and 2017 for its shipmanagement hubs at Hamburg, Limassol and Singapore are in line with the company’s commitment to continual improvement. ISO 50001:2011 aims at supporting organisations that want to continually reduce their energy use, energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The OHSAS 18000 standards provide organisations with the tools for an effective safety management system that can be integrated into other management systems. This helps organisations to improve their occupational health and safety performance as well as their economic objectives.
”CSM has become a leading force in its field by making an unequivocal commitment to quality and efficiency. The company is well known for its efforts in implementing safety standards of life at sea, and safe ship and cargo operations”, says Torsten Schramm.
About Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
Columbia Shipmanagement Group is a major Multi Site – Multi ISO / OHSAS Certified Company, with certification from DNV GL for all maritime related standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001). Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd was established in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1978. Since then, Columbia Shipmanagement has developed into one of the world’s leading independent third party crew and technical management companies providing the full scope of maritime services across the tanker, container, bulk, cruise and multi-purpose shipping sectors.