Ethics & Policies


Ocean Maxwell HSE and Quality Management System and is based on involvement and commitment from all our employees, and implemented throughout the entire company. We show responsibility for the impacts of our decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behavior. And we CARE for our customers, consultants and employees.

Ocean Maxwell maintains an integrated system of policies, procedures and work instructions that lay the fundamentals of our business activities, and that meet the requirements of ISO 9001.

Ethical Code of Conduct

Employees and consultants in Ocean Maxwell (OM) are required to familiarize themselves with and follow our ethical guidelines as follows:

Bribery/corruption: We should not, function as a whole or individuals, under any circumstances; attempt to influence anyone in the execution of their duties (including third party obligations) by giving them an unfair advantage. It is sufficient that a request or an offer of an improper advantage is submitted that the matter should be illegal. Similarly, we should not let ourselves be influenced in the opposite direction.

Gifts, hospitality and expenses: We, our representatives or other closely related to us willnot, directly or indirectly accept gifts, except for commercial items a minimal value and would normally have the company logo. Hospitality in the form of social gatherings, meals and entertainment may be offered / received if it is clearly related to business, but the costsmust be kept within reasonable limits. Travel, accommodation or other expenses for persons representing OM will always be covered by OM.

Hospitality, expenses, gifts or other benefits shall not be offered or received in situations such as contract tendering, evaluation or award.

Conflicts of Interest: We will under no circumstances take part in or seek to influence any decision that may induce a significant conflict of interest. Such circumstances may be of commercial interest or a personal interest in the matter, economic or otherwise, directly or through close familymembers. If we discover a possible conflict of interest, we will immediately notify the appropriate parties.

Forced labour: We will not engage or employ persons against their will, and personnel will not be required to submit identification papers at the start of work.

Freedom of Association and right to collective bargaining: Employees of OM has the right to choose whether they want to be in a union or not, and to be represented in the collective bargaining agreement. In countries where these rights are limited, our employees still have the right to influence their work situation.

Working agreements: We comply with local laws and agreements with regard to working hours.

Salaries: Salaries to our employees, project staff and contracted personnel should be fair and as a minimum according to the Agency directive.

Staffing Practices: We must treat the employees and contractors equally and fairly. We will not accept any form of harassment or discrimination.

Environment: When applicable we shall work in accordance with approved international environmental agreements and seek continuous improvement. Where appropriate, we will comply with national environmental legislation and
emissions permits. Where appropriate we will work to achieve energy efficiency and minimize harmful emissions, emissions and waste production in a life cycle perspective.

Health and safety: We will seriously work for safe and healthy working conditions and safety, and follow accepted international laws, regulations and practices in the health and safety.

Standard to business partners, agents, intermediaries and suppliers: We will promote potential business partners, agents, intermediaries and suppliers that they introduce the same principles as mentioned in this Code.

Ethical guidelines at The Client: For assignments for a Client, our employees and consultants are obliged also to familiarize themselves withand follow the ethical guidelines prepared by the Client.

Quality Policy

Ocean Maxwell (OM) is committed to providing high competent independent consultants with focus on sustainable and safe performance on projects worldwide creating value for our company, our clients and our employees. We facilitate our value program CARE: