- EGCSA was formed to protect and promote the interests of organizations and companies involved in the development of exhaust gas cleaning system technology and associated supporting technologies targeted at the reduction of emissions from prime movers in the maritime sector
- EGCSA will develop and provide materials and information and facilitate training and knowledge promulgation to support the understanding and commercial & technical implications of the use of exhaust gas cleaning technology as a means to meet present and future emissions targets.
Code of Conduct
- In order to facilitate the advancement of exhaust gas cleaning system technologies and associated technologies whilst preserving the respect of Society, members of EGCSA must as long as they remain members abide by the EGCSA Code of Conduct.
- All members are ambassadors of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association and must therefore conduct themselves and their respective organisations in a manner that upholds and enhances the reputation of the Association.
- All members shall conduct their business with integrity and objectivity and with due regard to the welfare of Society and the Environment.
The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association may from time to time and amend or rescind part or all of the code of conduct and issue new directions as may be appropriate.
- Members shall not knowingly mislead nor allow others to mislead Stakeholders and Society on any aspects of the design, operation, performance, environmental impacts and the environmental benefits of exhaust gas cleaning system technologies and associated technologies.
- Members when approached by a potential customer shall take all reasonable steps to understand and scope the requirement of the customer and ensure that any system, or technology solution, or offer made to a customer, is appropriate for the application requested. In the circumstances where a member does not have a suitable solution or technology, the member must appropriately advise the potential customer.
- All members shall behave with integrity and objectivity in relationship to other member’s clients, employees and with Society in general.
- Members shall consider the health and safety of the workforce and wider community in any activities relating to installation and operation and maintenance of their technology when such activities are under their jurisdiction or control.
- Members shall embrace the needs of Society and future generations by adopting practices that have minimal adverse effects on the future heritage of Society and the Environment.
Safety and Competence
- Members shall identify and quantify all risks associated with the installation, implementation and operation of their systems and technologies and manage such risks in conformity with accepted engineering and environmental standards and in a manner which does not compromise the welfare, health and safety of society.
- Members shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that all personnel working under their authority are suitably equipped and competent to carry out the tasks assigned to them.
- Members shall comply with all obligations for health safety and environmental protection in relation to both organisational and legislative requirements and should be aware of the purpose and extent of legislation in any area in which their equipment is installed or to be operated.
- Members shall avoid deceptive acts and take steps to prevent corrupt practices and professional misconduct. Members shall at all times conduct their business to uphold the dignity and reputation of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association.
- All members should be aware of anti-trust and competition laws and avoid any activity which could compromise their organisation or the integrity of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association.
- Members shall reject inducements, bribery and not accept payment such as facilitation payments in connection with securing of contracts or sales of their systems and technologies. It is noted that gifts and entertainment of a relatively trivial nature are not considered to be an inducement.
- Members shall not divulge confidential information, commercial information, technical information, vessel design information or other sensitive information belonging to their clients, or clients associated businesses and operations.
- Members shall not without prior permission divulge any un-published information obtained from other members in respect to technologies, research and development activities or other technically or commercially sensitive information or IP.
- Members shall advise the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association secretariat in the event that their organisation is declared bankrupt or having made a composition with creditors or having been disqualified under company law.
- Members that become aware or have reasonable grounds for believing that another member is engaged in conduct or has engaged in conduct which is in breach of the code of conduct of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association must inform the Association in writing with details of the concerns.
Advertising and Promotion
- Members shall refrain from issuing public statements on the subject of exhaust gas cleaning systems unless they do so in an objective and truthful manner.
- Members shall not issue technical performance claims which are to be published for public consumption unless it is made clear the status of the theory or development and if it has been subject to peer review or independent verification.
- Members are encouraged to contribute to discussion and debate which considers the long-term implications of systems and technologies and their impact upon the activities of the maritime sector and the environment.
- Members shall not make claims or publish data which purports to or implies the availability of commercial solutions unless those claims have been independently verified by an appropriate and competent authority.
- Members should make available through publically accessible channels or via the EGCSA website material or information which supports significant claims about the performance or status of their exhaust gas cleaning systems and technologies.