Vessel Minimum Safety Requirements

Following the company guidelines of Responsible Care, the Business unit Advanced Fillers and Pigments of Degussa AG has enforced some time ago very strict rules regarding the selection of vessels to transport Carbon Black Oil to it ‘s various plants around the globe.

A defined set of minimum safety requirements ensure, that environmental and safety risks can be reduced to a minimum. This is an important fact which needs to be taken into account when talking about competitiveness and prices. Especially at times, when the environment and communities are repeatedly suffering from catastrophic oil pollutions on and off shore caused by unsecure vessels used by doubtful charterers.

In the latest surveillance audit of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 the DQS testified an excellent management of Degussa’s procurement and logistics department (FP-CL-RL) emphasizing the vessel selection procedure as one example for the high and convincing standard.

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