Our commitment

We strive to foster a sustainable and responsible business that adheres to the highest levels of safety and corporate governance, to protect the welfare of our stakeholders, including our employees, customers, shareholders, partners, suppliers and subcontractors, as well as the local communities which we operate in globally.

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Vision Zero

“Vision Zero” is our company-wide effort to avoid any mishaps, for our people and the environment.

Our strict KPIs continuously measure safety across all yards and entities, and help us ensure that we are on track. Managing a successful business means never compromising your most valuable resource. VARD’s Vision Zero sets the standard.

A Sea of Opportunity

So much of the sea, off shore and below water, remains unexplored. Still, we know that our ability to meet the challenges of sustainable development depends on a deeper understanding of the oceans. The greatest challenge of our time is climate change, and the greatest impact of climate change is felt at sea.

Solutions to combat the effects of these changes must also be found in the industries connected to the sea, and at VARD we are proud to have such a pivotal role in enabling the sustainable development of our planet for the people on it.

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The Global Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. For VARD and our motivated employees this invitation to tackle what is not one, but in fact, a great aggregate of challenges is energizing. We share a common goal of further developing solid sustainable solutions that bring value to our customers, employees, owners, the environment, and society as a whole.

With the United Nations (UNs) Sustainability Goals and our own values as our navigation marks, VARD is fully committed to taking an active role in preventing climate change.

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We are committed

Our commitment to our customer promise "Built on trust" and our key values Salesmanship, Craftsmanship and Fellowship is the foundation for our strategies and how we drive our business.

Procedures and instructions are developed to ensure that our products meet specified requirements and customer expectations. We promote a systematic approach to ensure efficient and reliable operation, delivery precision and good and safe work conditions for all employees.

The company proactively keeps up-to-date with international best practice to ensure the safety of our global workforce. Our safety rules are continuously updated, especially in areas concerning protective equipment and the adoption of preventive behavior for workplace safety.

Certification overview

Ship yards

  • Vard Braila
    • ISO 9001:2015
    • ISO 14001:2004
    • OHSAS 18001
  • Vard Brattvaag
    • ISO 9001:2015
  • Vard Langsten
    • ISO 9001:2015
  • Vard Søviknes
    • ISO 9001:2015
  • Vard Tulcea
    • ISO 9001:2015
    • ISO 14001:2004
    • OHSAS 18001
  • Vard Vung Tau

Business units

The business units mentioned below are all certified according to ISO 9001:2015

  • Vard Group HQ
  • Vard Accommodation
  • Vard Design Liburna
  • Vard Electro
  • Vard Electro Braila
  • Vard Electro Canada
  • Vard Electro Tulcea
  • Vard Engineering Brevik
  • Vard Engineering Constanta
  • Vard Marine
  • Vard Piping
  • Seaonics
  • Seaonics Polska

Protecting the environment is a key focus

We continue to explore new ways to improve our current practices to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment, particularly with regards to waste management, noise abatement, emissions reduction and the construction of eco-friendly ships. With our comprehensive waste management framework we continue to register improvements year-on-year, with the amount of waste being recycled of 91% in 2020.

We promote an open dialogue on environmental issues with employees, authorities, local communities and other stakeholders in addition to conducting regular and routine inspections.

Click here to read more about environmental measures in our Romanian operations (Operator Seveso).

Click here to read VARDs Environment Report 2020.
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Corporate governance

Our corporate governance is based on our corporate values and ethical guidelines. The guidelines are applicable for all employees in VARD. It’s a tool that guide us through the ethical principles we are committed to and is intended to affect behavior and the company culture within the Group. We shall treat other people with dignity and respect and maintain a good reputation as a trustworthy business partner.

The Policy is governed by the local law, regulations and rules applicable in the country in which the entity in question within VARD is located.

VARD also has a whistle-blowing policy, where employees and any other persons may, in confidence, raise concerns about possible improprieties on matters of financial reporting or other matters. The objective for such arrangement is to ensure independent investigation of such matters and for appropriate follow-up action.

HSE videos

The videos are carefully crafted to train all staff and visitors to our sites in a way that is understood and retained. We use them actively to help us reach VARD’s vision zero.

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Introducing Vision Zero​

Working together to keep everyone safe is our most important job. This video outlines areas of risk and appropriate safety measures. ​

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Crane and lifting operations

What you need to consider when evaluating risk before any work involving cranes and lifting operations begins.

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Working at heights

An outline of things to consider as you secure an area before climbing a scaffold or going through a hatch.

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Hot work, gases and working in tanks

Always assess risk before you begin. This video lists the necessary precautions to prevent long and short-term injury.

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Electricity precautions

When working with electricity or high voltage there are no shortcuts. Learn what it takes to exercise caution in this environment.

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HSE summary

A summary of how to take care of each other in line with VARD’s values; craftsmanship, salesmanship and fellowship.

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