Our ESG Priorities

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility is not just a matter of corporate duty at CSL, it’s an essential component of our success.

Our approach and initiatives are designed to promote employee diversity and inclusion, safe and healthy working conditions, and community engagement, all of which benefit our stakeholders and contribute to the long-term success of our business. We also recognize our responsibility to provide our customers with high-quality, safe, and reliable services that align with their values and expectations.

Zero Harm

Employees | Customers | Contractors | Suppliers | Community

Air | Water | Resource use

Vessels | Infrastructure


We are committed to zero harm and to protecting the health and well-being of our seafarers, employees, customers, suppliers, and communities. To achieve this, we prioritize safety as a fundamental consideration in every decision we make and take a proactive approach to identify and mitigate risks. Through our SafePartners program, our commitment to safety is embedded in our corporate culture and guides our actions on board and at shore.

Under our Zero Harm pillars of People, Planet and Property, we work to provide our employees with the knowledge, skills, equipment, processes, procedures and supportive culture they need to ensure their work environment is free from harm.

This means zero harm to people including our employees, customers, contractors and communities, zero harm to the planet from negative impacts to air, water and resource use, and zero harm to property both to our vessels and to the infrastructure of our partners.


Launched in 2013, our SafePartners program was designed to drive a transformative shift in the safety culture, enhance the safety record of our fleet, and ultimately achieve zero harm to people, the planet and property. Since its inception, the program has successfully fostered a consistent improvement in our safety mindset, leading to notable advancements in safety performance across our fleet.

SafePartners is an inclusive program that brings together ship and shore employees at all levels of the organization in a unique, collaborative and proactive approach. The SafePartners approach brings about positive change by allowing employees to take an active role in improving the health and safety of their working environment.

Fire Integrated Risk Mitigation

Our Fire Integrated Risk Mitigation (FiRM) project was launched in 2019 as a global fleet initiative to enhance our ability to prevent, detect and suppress fire through engineered solutions.

FiRM involves four pillars:

  1. Prevention and Maintenance
  2. Firefighting
  3. Detection and Suppression
  4. Vessel Design
Safety awards

We take great pride in recognizing and celebrating the safety milestones achieved by our crews and their ships. The SafePartners Pennant program recognizes vessels that achieve LTI-free operations in the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Double, Triple and Quadruple Platinum categories. The award criteria vary for Canada, where the navigation season is shorter than in other regions.


Americas, Australia, Europe

  • Quadruple Platinum: 3,500 days
  • Triple Platinum: 3,000 days
  • Double Platinum: 2,500 days
  • Platinum: 2,000 days
  • Gold: 1,500 days
  • Silver: 1,000 days
  • Bronze: 500 days


  • Quadruple Platinum: 2,555 days
  • Triple Platinum: 2,190 days
  • Double Platinum: 1,825 days
  • Platinum: 1,460 days
  • Gold: 1,095 days
  • Silver: 730 days
  • Bronze: 365 days

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe that fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace, where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, is not only the right thing to do but also essential to driving innovation and achieving our business objectives. We are committed to promoting a culture that values and respects differences, embraces diverse perspectives, and creates a respectful environment where all employees can thrive. Our goal is to foster a dynamic work environment that mirrors the world in which we operate.


At CSL, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of our values and culture. We strive to foster workplaces where everyone is valued, appreciated, and empowered to be who they are. We recognize that varied ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment and company, and bring us closer to our customers and the communities in which we operate.

Empowering Communities

We acknowledge the direct impact our operations have on the communities in which we operate and embrace our responsibility to give back and act as a catalyst for positive change. We firmly believe that business success is not only measured by financial achievements. It encompasses a broader commitment to creating lasting value for communities and the environment. Our approach emphasizes building strong community relationships founded on trust, respect, and collaboration.

Through our partnerships and philanthropic endeavours, we strive to enhance the wellbeing of individuals living and working in the areas we serve. We aim to forge a brighter and more resilient future for all through our active efforts to promote environmental sustainability, and support the diverse social and cultural needs of communities.

In collaboration with our customer, we are actively supporting the expansion of fish smoking facilities and equipment at port Nènè in Kamsar, Guinea. This project aims to empower local women who are predominantly involved in this activity, benefitting both their livelihoods and the local economy.


Charitable giving and volunteering at CSL are rooted in our corporate philosophy that deeply values giving back to our diverse communities. It is ingrained in our company culture, and we are committed to enriching lives, preserving the natural environment, and contributing to causes that have a meaningful impact.

Our philanthropic efforts are focused on three distinct pillars: education, the environment, and social affairs. Within these pillars, we prioritize initiatives related to educational assistance, the protection of natural resources and ecosystems, indigenous empowerment, arts and culture, community outreach, and health and human services.

These areas reflect the diverse interests of our company and align with our commitment to making a positive difference in our communities. To ensure effective allocation of resources, our Donations Committee sets an annual budget and evaluates donation requests based on specific criteria. We allocate approximately one percent (1%) of our net profit before extraordinary items to charitable organizations and disaster relief.

A portion of our donations budget is set aside each year to support a Matching Gift and Employee Sponsorship Program. Through this program, we encourage the charitable activities and volunteering efforts of employees by matching donations to educational institutions and other fundraising initiatives.