International Maritime Classification (IMC) is an autonomous International Classification Society and Verification Body committed to offer classification, statutory certification, validation and verification services to vessels and other marine structures, with the objective of guarding the environment and life at sea.
The efficiency and performance of IMC is based on the competence and skills of the personnel who through training, innovation and common contribution to the determined goals. Together with our qualified surveyors, auditors and verifiers distributed throughout the major ports of the world, we ensure high performance and efficiency.
IMC intends to be acknowledged as a QHSE to provide ships survey/inspection services such as Class Hull & Machinery survey, Statutory surveys on behalf of flag, ISM, ISPS & MLC audit, CICA survey & Cargo gear inspection, providing innovative solutions meeting the needs of our customers in line with the global principles of sustainable development, responsible care and quality management systems.
Our mission is to help clients meet their expectation a satisfaction while at the same time be beneficial to the community.
Through the verification of the requirements for the operational maintenance of ships and other marine related structures, IMC is dedicated to ensuring the protection of the environment and life at sea.
Our main goals include shared values in terms of focus on customer expectations through:
⚓ We conduct our businesses with respect and care for the environment and without compromising the health and safety of people, whether employees, customers or citizens around the world.
⚓ We continuously improve our business processes while meeting or exceeding legal or regulatory requirements and appropriate international standards.
⚓ We provide high quality products and services to make our customers successful and add value to our business.
⚓ We provide an environment for open and transparent communication of QHSE matters.
⚓ We recognize that the skills and involvement of our employees are essential for understanding and fulfilling the needs of our company and customers.
⚓We provide the necessary resources to achieve our vision.
In order to follow these principles IMC will:
⚓ Integrate QHSE into the business strategies and processes.
⚓ Manage QHSE effectively by developing, implementing and maintaining a best practice, process oriented, integrated management system.
⚓ Assess and manage the QHSE risks of the business throughout product life cycle and the environmental impacts from past practices.
⚓ Measure QHSE performance and develop annual and long term QHSE objectives to achieve continuous, sustainable improvement.
⚓ Verify compliance with internal and external requirements through audits and strive for compliance with international standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or OHSAS 18001.
⚓ Address QHSE issues and their impact on practices, processes and products to align our business with public and customer expectations.
⚓ Promote QHSE awareness and enhance confidence of internal and external stakeholders in our business by informing, consulting, training and advising.
⚓ Hold every employee accountable for their commitment to our principles.
CODE OF ETHICS
Creating a personal code of ethics is essential to clarify ethical thought, make us more aware of common ethical challenges and useful distinctions, to teach skills for dealing with them, and to apply the skills and improve ethical behaviour. It helps construct and confront those “what-if situations”, and to develop a framework for approaching real ethical dilemmas. Also, to evaluate personal values system, both religious and secular, as well as the worthiness of role models. By integrating the code of ethics in our personal life and thinking, we have the same ingrained in our way of working.
Habits develop through repeated actions derive from thoughts. Habits are the bricks from which we build character, ad our character determines our destiny. By compromising one’s ethical principles does have real consequences that are only magnified when we fail to live up to our own ethical standards, we hurt not only others but also ourselves. Further, we undermine our ability to act ethically ion the future.
The Statement of ethical conduct compromises of the following values:
⚓ Conflict of Interest
⚓ Undue Pressure
CODE OF CONFIDENTIALITY
IMC will remain confidentiality when it has committed to doing so, except in situations where keeping information secret jeopardizes the life or safety of another person. IMC will not promote confidentiality in situations where it knows the law requires to divulge information. IMC will exercise caution when engaging in games of partial truth and will respect other’s property.
IMC is committed to maintain confidentiality and security of all confidential information including, but not limited to, confidential techniques, methods, styles, designs and designs concept, developments, client lists, business plan, marketing plans, sales information, methods of operations, knowledge and data relating to processes, compounds and compositions, intellectual property, presentation boards, plans, etc, received from its principals and all customers. All employees who are privy to such confidential information to any other third party during their employment with the undertake not disclose such confidential information to any other third party during their employment with the organization and also subsequent to their separation from the organization. This policy shall be communicated in order that it is understood and practiced across the organization.
QUALITY, HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY
Class policy, IMC must be excellent in Quality, Health, Safety and Environment. To ensure that the risk exposed to people, property, the environment and maritime security are reduced to a minimum.
We ensure that our organization can fulfil its obligations by:
⚓ Providing health, safe, environmental protection practices in ship operation and a safe working environment.
⚓ Ensuring that all inspections are conducted in an impartially manner, to ensure that all results will be unbiased and relief from any pressure.
⚓ Preventing loss of human life and personal injury.
⚓ Preventing damage to the ship, her cargo, and the environment.
⚓ Everyone on board and ashore must be aware of the Health, Safety, Environment protection policy of the company.
EVERY ONE ON A BOARD AND ASHORE MUST BE AWARE OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Research and Development (R&D) services are the main pillar of IMC activities. We are giving great attention and vast of our resources to gain in-depth knowledge on international rules and regulations as well as updating our Classification Rules.
At the moment our R&D is cooperating with other Organizations and Bodies to carry out research on:
⚓ Lessons learned from Ships in Service
⚓ Ships Vibration and Noise
⚓ Rules and Software Development
⚓ Development of guidelines for forthcoming rules and regulations