CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd recognizes that it cannot be a healthy and growing business unless the communities it serves are healthy and sustainable. As a global ship management company, it had committed itself to improve the quality of life in the communities where it does business. Queensway’s community investment priorities reflect the global and local nature of its business and focuses on those global pillars where the Company can make a unique and sustainable difference. Queensway participated, promoted, sponsored, hosted and/or donated to the following organisations and initiatives:
SYN-ENOSIS Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company
The social support work that the Greek shipping community has traditionally performed on a collective basis was reallocated from the Union of Greek Shipowners to the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company SYN-ENOSIS. Its activities include food aid, free medical care and provision of heating oil to vulnerable social groups, repair and restoration works, as well as the upgrading of Merchant Marine Academies’ infrastructures and equipment to support maritime education, projects of the greater public interest and projects to alleviate the negative impact of emergency conditions, scholarships etc.
United Nations Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a United Nations voluntary initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd joined the UN Global Compact organisation in 2017 and is a proud supporter ever since.
Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd proudly participates in the ‘Adopt-a-Ship’ initiative that aims to the early interaction of children with shipping companies and ships that will encourage the young generation to consider primarily a seafaring career or a career in shipping ashore. Since November 2019 our M/T SEAPOWER has been “adopted” by the 6th grade students of the 18th Elementary School of Piraeus. For the duration of the school year the Master and the students will be exchanging e-mail messages discussing topics ranging from details on the type of the vessel, cargo, voyage to the various aspects of life at sea.
Maritime Hellas Cluster
In 2006, the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (HCS), the Union of Greek Shipowners and the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, jointly decided to promote in a systematic and coordinated manner the Greek Maritime Cluster and appointed NAFS, a non-profit HCS subsidiary, to organise the cluster which aims to include members of all sectors of Greek Shipping and the Maritime Community as well all related fields.