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Corporate responsibility is an integral part of our business strategy.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
GSC is strengthen its safety culture. This is done by addressing the attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values of employees and subcontractors with regards to safety. GSC promotes a safety culture in which management exhibits leadership and commitment to safety, and all employees assume responsibility for the health and safety of themselves and others.
A safe & healthy workplace
Our health and safety policies and management framework are based on the international OHSAS 18001 standard. All operating units within the company are required to achieve and maintain external certification to this standard as a minimum, in addition to their own national and local regulatory standards.
Health and safety risks associated with operational activities are identified and assessed, and subsequently managed and controlled to acceptable levels by implementing effective risk controls within operational processes. Each operating unit has a documented risk assessment process in place to control this particular risk at a local level.
Safety on the road
We use the 'safe vehicle, safe driver, safe journey' approach to identify and implement effective risk-mitigation measures for road safety.
GSC pursues continuous improvement in each of these areas (vehicle, driver and journey) in addition to subcontractor management. Our main challenge in reducing road accidents is to ensure consistent application of this approach, particularly in less-developed countries, and to ensure subcontractors adopt corresponding standards in practice. Where applicable, we promote improvement of the quality of public infrastructure -another critical factor in enhancing road safety.
GSC's most relevant overall safety target is the reduction of lost time accidents (LTAs). The objective is to realize 2.0 LTA per 100 FTE by 2015, compared to 2.69 in 2014 (2013: 2.71).
We consider energy and carbon efficiency a priority. Our commitment to mitigating our environmental impact focuses on three areas:
- Operations. Improve CO2 efficiency and air quality
- Customers. Provide CO2 information to help them reduce emissions
- People. Encourage awareness and train employees and subcontractors in environmental management
Our environmental policies and management framework are based on the international ISO 14001 standard. All our operating units are required to achieve and maintain external certification to this standard as a minimum, as well as their own national and local regulatory standards.
A privately-owned company, the GSC Group focuses on long-term commitments and lasting relationships with customers, suppliers and partners.
Our financial strength, global reach, strong reputation and innovation enable us to expand in step with our customers worldwide, responding to their needs and the changing demands of local, regional and global markets.
Our customers are central to everything we do. It is their ever-increasing demand for competitive solutions that drives us to refine and integrate our services to meet their needs.
- Shipping was GSC’s first business unit, dating back to when our first office opened in Kuwait, to provide lightering and ship agency services, in 1956. Today, GSC Shipping is one of the world’s biggest providers of services to ship owners and operators.
- Our Logistics operation originated from our forwarding, warehousing and distribution operations in Dubai. Today, GSC Logistics has grown into a global network providing a rich array of general and specialist logistics services.
- GSC’s Marine operation centres around our modern and expanding fleet of supply craft and barges that provide vital support for offshore exploration, construction and production, heavy lift cargo towage, etc. GSC Marine operates in key locations in the Middle East Gulf, West Africa and Caspian Sea.
GSC takes full advantage of the diversity of our portfolio of services, our worldwide infrastructure, resources and expertise to deliver integrated solutions that result in time and cost efficiency. Sectors such as the oil & gas industry, in particular, benefit from GSC’s unique ability to offer a tailor-made service package covering ship agency, bunker fuels, project logistics, offshore logistics and more. Other sectors that can benefit from our wide range of services include cruise, dry bulk, automotive, FMCG, retail, technology, healthcare, sports, entertainment/events, projects, offshore, etc.
We know that you must first sow before you can reap. That’s why GSC has always believed in investment: in long-term relationships with our clients, partners, brand ambassadors and suppliers; in the technology and equipment to get the job done - and done well; and in training our people, as evidenced by the establishment of the GSC Corporate Academy in 2007.
Individual GSC companies operate with a high degree of autonomy, giving them the flexibility to act in accordance with local conditions and specific customer needs whilst maintaining the global outlook and standards of the Group.
Easy Track your shipment
We want to make your life as easy as possible and so we have designed a simple to use WLS tracking system. To find out if your shipment has been delivered, who signed for it and other tracking information just type in your WLS consignment number(s) or your own consignment reference(s), select the appropriate button and click on trackTrack Now