GAC Compliance and Ethics

GAC people are committed to adhering to GAC Compliance and Ethics policies so as to provide quality GAC Standard for all.

GAC Code of Ethics

The GAC Code of Ethics is more than just corporate window dressing. It is a guide for action, not just words. A true code of practice.

Our Code of Ethics covers how GAC people conduct themselves, whether we are dealing with each other, customers, suppliers or authorities. It emphasises respect for the law and respect for people. At its core lies a determination to treat customers, suppliers and colleagues honestly, fairly and with dignity. » View our Code of Ethics

GAC Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy

The GAC Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy is at the heart of our commitment to conduct all our business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, and we are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate. » View our Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy

Gulf Agency Company Limited is an associate member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a global business network comprised of like-minded companies committed to promoting compliance with anti-corruption law. MACN’s vision is to work towards a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

GAC Whistleblowing Policy

All organisations face the possibility of unknowingly harbouring illegal or unethical conduct. The aim of the GAC Whistleblowing Policy is to encourage staff to report any suspected wrongdoing as soon as possible in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigated whilst, at the same time, respecting their confidentiality. » View our Whistleblowing Policy

GAC Sanctions Policy

GAC is fully committed to complying with all sanctions and trade restrictions when conducting our business. Whether imposed by supranational authorities such as the United Nations or European Union or individual nations, we take a proactive approach to ensure that the interests of the GAC Group, our customers, suppliers and staff are protected at all times. » View our Sanctions Policy

Quality Policy

Quality is the foundation of success, and has been at the heart of our working culture since GAC first started up in 1956. Today, GAC is an ISO-certified service provider, mainly audited by DNV. Our commitment to quality is reflected in our in-house Strategic Management System, GAC TIME, which is based on the principles of Total Quality Management and is also reviewed by DNV. » View our Quality Policy

HSSE Policy

Four interlinked elements create the best working space for GAC’s people and all who receive our services, step on to our premises, board our vessels or sit in our vehicles. Our commitment to quality is based on constant vigilance and attention to details. Steady feedback from our customers’ Safety Officers and regulatory authorities ensure our approach to health, safety, security and the environment remains clear, resolute and purposeful. Training, particularly in the offshore sector, is constant and rigorous. » View our HSSE Policy

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a successful business, at GAC we want to do well. But wherever possible, we also want to do good. That philosophy is at the heart of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, reflected in:

  • our Code of Ethics to which all employees are required to comply;
  • the application of stringent Corporate Governance measures;
  • our pioneering stand and Group-wide guidelines on health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) matters;
  • our support of the communities in which we operate;
  • GAC’s international Child Sponsorship programme.

In 2009, the Chairman’s Award for Environmental Excellence was established, to promote environmental awareness and positive action by GAC companies.