THE FIVE COMMITMENTS OF THE FRENCH SHIPOWNERS
FOREVER IMPROVING THE SAFETY AND THE QUALITY OF SHIPS
Maintain the French flag's position at the highest level of the Memorandum of Paris ratings.
Further enhance the policy of modernisation and maintenance of the fleet.
Enforce the strict application of International and European regulations relating to maritime safety.
Co-operate with the Authorities to ensure safe maritime transportation.
PROTECT THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND COASTLINE
Prevent all forms of pollution by oil and toxic products.
Reduce NOx and SOx emissions to preserve the ozone layer.
Control refuses, water ballast and waste disposals.
Prevent and prohibit unauthaurised disposals at sea.
GUARANTEE GOOD LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS FOR CREWS
Recruit ocean-going personnel in strict conformity with the International regulations in force and further their qualifications within the Company.
Maintain superior payment conditions and standards of employment to those prescribed by the I.L.O. (International Labour Organisation).
Encourage the use of a common language well understood by the crews.
Ensure proper control to ships' access.
TRANSPARENCY AND ETHICS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF COMPANIES
Clear identification of the Owner or Manager of a vessel.
Select professional partners that adhere to the Blue Charter criteria.
Implement as a priority the rules and regulations relating to safety into Company management procedures (controls, correction of non-conformities).
Within each Company, ensure necessary human and material resources to attain the required level of safety and protection of the environment.
ASSERTING SOLIDARITY WITH THE MARITIME COMMUNITY
The maritime community groups together with the coastal population all those whose activities are linked to the sea ; this community shares values that create strong ties of solidarity.
French Shipowners are committed to supporting the members of this community, in particular with respect to a maritime incident, through the International regulations and with the means so defined.