Lifting our standards of excellence

Categories2021 / News

At Fred. Olsen Ocean (FOO), we use our HSEQ Management Policy and our Code of Conduct to steer us towards a safer, more inclusive, and responsible future.

We are committed to best practice in core areas, such as working environment, equality, discrimination, the environment, and CSR. This is helping us to build a stronger and more efficient business that can support customers with ever better solutions and industry-leading expertise.

Working environment

With a zero-accident objective, FOO takes great care to maintain health, safety, and environment (HSE) for our employees, subcontractors, and customers. ‘Think first – act safely’ is our motto, and through careful risk awareness and well-implemented risk management systems we have established highly efficient work processes that keep people and assets safe.

Did you know?

Our Total Recordable Incident Frequency dropped by 14% from 2019 to 2020


We offer challenging and motivating jobs to all personnel, regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or religion. As a result, people from all around the world are keen to work for FOO companies and contribute to a varied and dynamic workplace.

Did you know?

Our new 3rd Officer position gives women a clear development path to senior ranks. Read more here.


Our Code of Conduct firmly states that we do not accept any form of discrimination regarding gender, age, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, or otherwise. Through employee training, we make sure everyone at FOO is fully aware of our high ethical standards.

Did you know?

We only use subcontractors who share our strict ethical principles.


FOO plays a vital role in helping the world to produce cleaner and more sustainable energy. As an important part of this, we are also implementing ways to reduce our own environmental impact. For example, all our vessels have been designed to minimize fuel consumption, which can be constantly monitored and optimized. In addition, two of our vessels have been voluntarily built in accordance with ‘DNVGL Clean Design’.

Did you know?

All our vessels hold the IMO’s ‘Green Passport’.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

FOO participates actively in the Fred. Olsen Social Engagement Group (FOSEG), which helps and enables us to make a positive contribution to society.

All FOO companies strictly follow human rights acts, which means we pay fair wages, we do not employ children, and we offer all our personnel comprehensive insurance packages. We encourage healthy living by arranging and supporting sports activities and by serving healthy food in our canteens. It is also strictly forbidden for any employee to accept bribes or use a position of trust to gain an undue advantage.

Did you know?

All our marine crews enjoy flag state’s rest hour regulations.

Read more about our high HSEQ standards.