The safety, health and well-being of all employees are of major concern for Ceres. Providing a safe work environment and accident prevention are of the highest priority in all areas and operations in the company. Safety shall always take precedence and shortcuts that jeopardize safety must be avoided at all times. It is the responsibility of all employees to follow safety rules and procedures and report all unsafe acts and environments to management, immediately. The management and employees of Ceres shall undertake a continual emphasis on safety and take all practical steps to provide and maintain a safer and healthier work culture.
Safety and security comes first in the Ceres organization. Ceres' ongoing, proactive safety program is focused on top/down accountability. Ceres complies with federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations. Our Corporate Vice President, Safety, Environment & Security regularly visits every Ceres operation to reinforce our safety and security standards. Ceres is also an active participant in trade discussions on safety and security issues through our affiliation with the National Association of Waterfront Employees (NAWE), the National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA) and other national trade organizations.
Ceres supports the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Certified C-TPAT participant. Our operations personnel work closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents on a daily basis and assist U.S. agents in their efforts to screen cargo, vessels (container/cargo/cruise), passengers and crews according to set security measures and standards.
Ceres also manages five facility security plans and fully cooperates with both USA and Canadian authorities. Ceres has implemented a working Business Continuity Plan, along with active participation in required drills and exercises, that keeps everyone within the Ceres organization prepared to properly respond to any security threat, incident or emergency/disaster.
The Ceres Green Policy is as follows:
- See the environment as it is
- Envision how it should be
- Take action through good stewardship to make changes
Ceres Terminals Incorporated will meet or exceed applicable legal requirements
for the environmental management of:
- Prevention of pollution
- Reduction of Environmental Impacts
- Reduced energy consumption
- Continual Improvement