Straits Inter Logistics Berhad (“Straits” or “the Group”) is proud to present its first Sustainability Statement for the financial year ended 31 December 2018 (“FYE 2018”) which builds on Economic, Environmental and Social (“EES”) achievements and goals.

As a responsible corporate citizen, we are mindful of our role in securing a sustainable future for Straits and the communities we interact with, in an era when climate change, water scarcity and public health are ever-increasing and threatening global issues.

We believe that our activities have the ability to impact lives and the communities we serve. It is important to note that the aim of ensuring sustainable development is to balance our EES needs.

We have evaluated our approach to sustainability and identified the following aspects as our key aspects of sustainability matters:-


Safety in Workplace
1. Safety is a non-negotiable priority and is always a vital part of our work culture. The Group places emphasis on safety and health aspect of employees by ensuring safe working environment is created at its various work sites. Under the requirement of International Standard Organization (“ISO”), enforcement is carried out within the Group to ensure continuous adherence to safety measures are observed at all times to prevent injuries at workplace. The Group’s occupational health and safety policy exists which provides a clear emphasis on the principles and values that we subscribe to.

2. We adhere to the strictest standards in marine safety to maintain and achieve target in Incident Injury Free (IIF).

We continue to place emphasis on maintaining a safe working environment by establishing and adopting International Safety Management Code (“ISM Code”) and Ship Management System (“SMS”) to ensure safety of every tanker vessel.

The purpose of this code is to provide an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention

2. We adhere to the strictest standards in marine safety to maintain and achieve target in Incident Injury Free (IIF). The contents of ISM Code amongst others are as follows:-

• Functions Requirements for Safety Management system
• Safety and Environment Protection Policy
• Company Responsibilities and Authority
• Designated Person (s)
• Master Responsibility and Authority
• Resources and Personnel
• Shipboard Operations
• Emergency Preparedness
• Report and Analysis of Non-Conformities, Accident and Hazards Occurrences
• Maintenance of the Ship and Equipment
• Company Verification, Review and Evaluation
• Certification and Periodical Verification

The SMS consists amongst others:-
• Details as to how a vessel would operate on a day to day basis
• Procedures and guidelines to be followed in case of an emergency
• How are drills and trainings conducted, measures taken for safe operation
• Procedures and guidelines to ensure safe operations of ships and protection of marine environment in compliance with relevant International and flag State legislations
• Procedure and guidelines for reporting accidents or any other form of non conformities
• Safety and environmental protection policy

3. Our efforts have primarily been to actively promote and prioritise safe working practices and initiatives onboard vessels and office premises. Health, Safety & Environmental (“HSE”) practices were placed with utmost importance given the high-risk and hazardous work environment in which we operate. HSE work ethics and processes are incorporated in all business operations and protocols to ensure long term growth, sustainability and safety of personnel.

We have in line HSE activities for the Group in FYE 2018 which amongst others risk assessment, job safety/hazard analysis coaching and incident investigation for crews, safety induction, introduction and familiarisation on International Safety Management (“ISM”) for marine crews prior to mobilization, etc.

4. The Group ensure that all the necessary procedures, code of conduct and policy are put in place in order to prevent and minimise workplace incidents and injuries to our employees. We also commit to continuously provide trainings and briefings on matters related to Fire Safety, First Aid Training, Fire Drill, etc in order to inculcate a culture of safety first in our workplace. Regular safety inspections are carried out to identify the potential risks and immediate corrective actions are taken to address the shortcomings

Contribution to the Community
Supporting communities towards better opportunities is part of the values the Group holds steadfast as a caring corporate citizen. Straits cares about the well-being of the community and are committed to give back to those less fortunate. In carrying out its social obligations to the community, Straits contributes to charity activities both in cash and in kind such as providing Dialysis Machines and contributes “recycle environmentally friendly shopping bag” to support “no plastic bag campaign”.

Straits will continue to enhance its contribution activities as an on-going caring culture. Moving ahead, Straits would further encourage its employees to play an important role together in nurturing as a caring society for present and in future.


Protecting the Environment & Green Initiatives

1. The Group adheres strictly to all government legislations and requirements that are relevant to environmental impact of our activities and operations. We have procedures in place to monitor, report and deploy mitigating actions on all matters related to environmental compliances.

Our other environmentally friendly measures include using Low Sulphur Marine Gas Oil in vessels to reduce emission of Sulphur Dioxide into the environment. We also monitor closely the fuel consumption by all our vessels and reduce wastage/leakage to ensure optimal use of fuel in the vessel operation system.

In this respect, our team plays an integral role, diligently tracking the reduction of fuel, energy and waste usage on-board to ensure it meets the requirement. The Group also works closely with the clients and the authorities to ensure compliance.

On 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce new emissions standards designed to significantly curb pollution produced by the world’s ships by enforcing a new 0.5% global sulphur cap on fuel content lowering from the present 3.5% limit. The global fuel sulphur cap is part of the IMO’s response to heightening environmental concerns, contributed in part by harmful emissions from ships.

As a responsible corporate citizen, Straits emphasizes in bunkering Low Sulphur Marine Gas Oil and by 1 January 2020, will comply with the initiatives of IMO to reduce harmful emissions to the environment by supplying Low Sulphur Marine Fuel Oil to its customers.

We are committed to a policy of conserving the environment, adopting the latest environmental standards and comply with the required regulations and legislation.

2. We continue to be committed on recycling to reduce wastages such as making use of recycle papers for photocopying and printing when applicable and promoting good practices on energysavings in our daily operations. We also continuously encourage our staff to be environmentally friendly and keep the buildings smoke-free.


a) Strengthening the Local Economy
We contribute to the local economy by providing local employment and creating economic growth through utilisation of local talent/skills and with government revenue generated in terms of taxes.

We are also committed in upholding a good corporate governance framework that promotes fairness, transparency and accountability and we continue to manage our business based on these values which we believe is fundamental to our strong financial performance year after year.

b) Stakeholders’ Engagement
Maintaining active engagement with our stakeholders remains a priority as we seek to further understand the areas of interest, concerns and expectations of our stakeholders on sustainability of our business.

Although we are fully engaged in our business activities and taking care of our stakeholders, we remain dedicated in playing our part as corporate citizen and embrace corporate social responsibility. We are committed to our employees’ welfare, community and the environment that we operate in.