ESS MaritimeRegulatory Compliance
ESS Maritime is a strong supporter of regulatory compliance within the maritime security industry and works closely with governments and international bodies to influence the debate and create a high standard of basic regulation.
As an exclusive private maritime security company, ESS Maritime adheres strictly to the high standards posed by the maritime security industry. ESS Maritime holds the following Integrated Quality Management Accreditations and Industry Certifications:
Think Safety First
At ESS Maritime health, safety & environment issues are at the forefront of all that we do.
First full non-UK member of the Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG)
On Tuesday the 7th of June ESS has officially been accepted as the first non UK member to the Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG).
SCEG was established in 2011 and has been working to raise standards and regulation for the private security sector operating in complex environments, on both the land and maritime domain. It is a membership organization that acts on behalf of its members to encourage the adoption of appropriate international standards and regulations. As a result, SCEG has always expected high standards from its members and expects them to be fully compliant with international and national legislation, including trade laws and licenses. Furthermore, SCEG strongly advocates that private security companies have accredited certifications against appropriate international standards, such as the ISO 28007 for private maritime security companies.
Permanent Luxembourg Flagstate Endorsement
ESS has been endorsed by the Commisariat aux affaires maritimes (CAM, freely translated Comission for Martime Affairs) to operate on Luxembourg flagged vessels from the 11th of October 2013 onwards.
SAMI Stage 1 Accredited
Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) was an international organisation representing companies working in maritime security and related industries. ESS has successfully passed Stage 1 out of the three stages of SAMI Standard Private Maritime Security Company (PMSC) Certification Programme. SAMI has introduced this Programme to ensure that the maritime industry can easily identify reputable PMSCs.
ESS is BIMCO GUARDCON compliant. The BIMCO GUARDCON contract is a contractual benchmark for the employment of security services so that minimum levels of insurance cover for PMSCs are established and that adequate safeguards are put in place to ensure that liabilities and responsibilities are properly addressed and that all necessary permits and licenses are obtained.
Compliance & Grievance Policy
ESS Maritime BV take Compliance and Grievance issues seriously. We are constantly revising our policies and process in line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) / Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming (AVG). To access our Compliance & Grievance Policy, please click here. For questions, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.