Our health awareness improves our performance
Our officers and crew members must have the physical and mental strength to meet challenges that confront them every day. We know a healthy lifestyle contributes to well-being, and therefore it has a high priority at Solvang.
We want all employees aboard our vessels to take care of their bodies and minds. Appropriate ergonomics, sufficient exercise and healthy meals are important for the body's machinery. For us, health is an important component in ensuring satisfactory performance.
Our safety awareness helps us to reduce risk
As a shipping company, many tasks our vessels perform involves some degree of risk, and it is the responsibility of all our employees to create an environment for safe operations. Our employees at sea and on shore work together in an atmosphere of cooperation and openness. This is in order to ensure good and open communication, which helps form the basis for making correct decisions and conclusions, which promotes safe and efficient operations.
The company's management system includes detailed procedures, rules and routines to ensure that operations are carried out safely. In 2008 we introduced our 'Safe Sailing' program, which resulted in improved satefy performance through systematic training in the entire organisation.
Our environmental awareness makes our company greener
Solvang is an ISO 14001 certified company and we believe that what is good for the environment is also good for the company.
Our policy is to reduce all feasible emissions to air and sea.
To achieve this, we focus on close monitoring our vessels' performance, proper maintenance, and the implementation of fuel saving measures and techniques that are environmentally friendly.
Solvang is member of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association's WG5 group. This is a partnership between 6 leading Norwegian shipping companies and the Norwegian Government, working systematically together to achieve more environmentally friendly operations at sea.
Our quality awareness helps us achieve a safe and well run work place
The Solvang fleet is built for the future. A continous renewal have given us one of the most modern LPG fleets in the world. We provide our clients leading operational safety and economy, as well as more environmentally friendly fleet. Our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which are measured and documented aboard every vessel every day, prove that the fleet has excellent performance.
We concentrate on skilled seamanship through education, building positive attitudes, continuous training, and thereby creating well qualified and experienced seafarers. Our officers and ratings identify with Solvang and this is strongly attributed to a well run work place, which is reflected in industry leading retention rates among our seafarers.