ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Early in 2000, as a voluntary undertaking,
PGM committed to, and established an environmental management
system in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 14001 Standard
to ensure all operations, ashore and on board our managed vessels,
are conducted in a manner to provide for environmental protection.
management system and ISO 14001 Certification is backed by the
total commitment of Management, having been created and developed
by a joint effort of both Management and staff.
This Environmental Management System is designed
and implemented to:
- Satisfy the objectives and targets set
forth in PGM Quality, and Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Policies, and attain and maintain requirements of the ISO 14001
- Identify the safety and environmental
aspects of operations, which can be controlled or influenced,
and set safety and environmental objectives accordingly.
- Provide for continuous improvement in
the environmental management skills of all personnel ashore and
on board the ship, including emergency preparedness.
- Strive for continuous improvement in protection
of the environment.
- Monitor Industry trends and technical
developments to indentify and adopt best practices relevant to
our operations and our commitment to improve Safety and Environmental
- Ensure compliance with
all applicable marine environmental protection rules, regulations
and statutory requirements established under applicable international,
flag state, port state and coastal state law, and the United
States laws including, but not limited to:
International Convention for Prevention of Pollution
from Ships (MARPOL)
Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PWSA)
Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS)
Clean Water Act (CWA)
Oil Pollution Act (OPA)
PGM’s Revised Environmental
Compliance Plan (R-ECP)