Oceanic Catering, V.Group’s marine hospitality and catering service, has successfully received the ISO 14001:2015 certification. This demonstrates that V.Group is committed to enhancing its environmental performance and continuous improvement on all aspects of operation management, including managing its environmental responsibility regarding hospitality and catering.
Oceanic Catering is one of the world’s largest speciality marine catering services, working with over 1500 ships, providing 39 million meals per year and training over 5000 crew annually. With more than 20 years’ experience in providing world class catering services to the marine community around the world.
As part of V.Group, its core goal is to deliver the consistently high standards of quality expected by the client in all areas of its operation. As well as gaining this certification, Oceanic is consistently working to enhance its ability to provide consistent high standards in its catering services. Approaches include rigorous on-going training and development of shore based and seagoing colleagues to raise environmental awareness, improve product standards and understand legislation.
The ability to provide high quality, nutritious and culturally appropriate food is a vital approach to promoting seafarer morale and welfare and using a trusted catering partner is a guaranteed way for owners to achieve this. Not only can it add value where owners need it most, but it can help transform environmental standards.
Kyriakos Hadjikyriakou, Managing Director of Oceanic Catering, commented:
“At Oceanic, we are committed to maintaining, throughout the company, a management system which fulfils and exceeds the requirements and expectations of our clients through consistent service and by meeting the highest quality and environmental standards as set by the industry. Our ISO 9001:2015 Quality and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems ensures continuous improvement in all aspects of our operations.”
Certification was awarded in accordance with the Cyprus Certification Company General Rules and Procedures for the Assessment and Certification of Environmental Management Systems.