Further initiatives
 Further initiatives

The safety of human life and the protection of the environment are primary concerns to Euronav.

Euronav is committed to the implementation of the following safety, quality and environmental objectives:

- provide a safe working environment ashore and afloat by encouraging all employees to identify potentially unsafe conditions or practices and to undertake corrective measures;
- take effective measures to avoid pollution incidents;
- cooperate with maritime organisations and government, trade and industry associations to achieve highest standards of safety and preservation of the environment;
- protect and preserve resources, preventing pollution by an environmentally conscious operation of vessels;
- reduce waste;
- consider environmental issues in all design and development projects;
- prepare contingency plans to ensure adequate response to pollution incidents;
- continuously improve safety management skills of personnel ashore and onboard ships, including preparing for emergencies related both to safety and environmental protection;
- comply with mandatory rules and regulations and other requirements to which the company subscribes;
- continually improve all processes by reviewing the available information against stated policies and objectives, evaluating audit results, and analysing available records of corrective and preventive actions;
- performing energy audits in order to identify areas for energy conservation.