Our services are compliant with International Maritime Law and UN Conventions, International Codes of Conduct and UK licensing laws.

We don’t just meet the standards that govern our industry – we influence and shape them.

We work closely with stakeholders and interested third parties including the UK Government, Flag States, P&I clubs, BIMCO and SCEG to develop and share our expertise and experience as well as advise on the development and implementation of new standards and best practice in all areas of operation.


The Ambrey Group operates via an integrated QHSSE management system of continual internal review and development and 6 monthly third party audits by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Best practice HSSE, United Nations Voluntary Principles and Human Rights, Anti-Slavery, ABC, Privacy and Data Security standards are applied in all areas of operation.

We operate a 24/7 incident and event response framework inclusive of safety management, intelligence reporting, incident management, business continuity planning and mitigation.

Ambrey has held ISO Certification since 2012

  • ISO 28000:2007 & ISO 28007-1:2015 (Security Management / Maritime Security)
  • ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management)
  • ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management)

OHSAS 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management)


Ambrey maintain activities in a global context – independently and via a supply chain of interested third parties and stakeholders.

Ambrey is committed to the protection of the environment and maintains procedures to ensure compliance obligations are met via:

  • Preventing pollution
  • Complying with all relevant legal, client and third-party requirements [compliance obligations via interested parties] in the UK and in regions of operation
  • Adopting best practices applicable to activities wherever it is practical to do so

Ambrey business activities have potential impact in the following key areas:

  • Energy use: manned locations, operations, travel
  • Generation of waste materials

Ambrey recognises that it has a responsibility to:

  • Protect the environment whenever it has an opportunity to do so while providing a safe, secure and efficient working environment

Ambrey achieve these commitments via the following:

  • Maintenance of a management system that is externally certified as compliant with ISO
  • 14001:2015
  • Employing processes that identify the aspects of Ambrey business and interested parties associated business that have an environmental impact and quantifying the significance of each aspect
  • Setting objectives for reducing its environmental impact and maintaining an environmental performance improvement programme to enable them to be achieved
  • Ensuring that its employees, suppliers and clients are aware of any support required by them to support Ambrey commitments and environmental objectives
  • Training its employees in good environmental protection practices and encouraging employee involvement in environmental improvement initiatives
  • Continually monitoring the environmental impact of its business activities

Ambrey recognise the positive environmental impact of the business and interested third parties and will continue to develop these positive impacts in all areas of operation.

The implementation of this Environmental Policy is fundamental to the conduct of the Ambrey business & associated inter ted parties from a life cycle perspective that can “prevent environmental impacts from being unintentionally shifted elsewhere within the life cycle” [Introduction, 02, ISO 14001:2015].


Ambrey maintain a 360 internal line management reporting and communication procedure: Individuals-Management-Senior Management-Associate Director-Director-Managing Director.

A transparent dialogue and evidence based communication procedure is maintained for interested parties and stakeholders.

The company Associate Directors and Directors form the ELT (Executive Leadership Team) and maintain meeting procedures inclusive of HSSEQ:

  • Weekly routinely
  • Monthly as required
  • Quarterly routinely (strategy and KPI review)
  • Quarterly routinely (townhall brief)
  • Ad hoc as required as the Management Response Team (Incident, Emergency, Crisis and Continuity Management)

The company maintain communications with interested parties and stakeholders via reporting procedures, due diligence, meetings, presentations and telcons.

Employees, contractors and interested parties (including visitors) are aware of: their responsibilities

  • The relevant health, safety, environmental and security control measures that they must support and comply with

Employees / contractors and interested parties are kept up to date with:

  • The company’s health, safety, environmental and security policy, procedures and performance
  • Changes to the management systems of the company


Ambrey recognises the core disciplines of quality management:

  • Leadership, client focus, engagement of people, process approach, review and continual improvement, evidence-based decision-making, relationship management, compliance, safety and security management.

Ambrey commits to:

  • Ensure these disciplines are at the centre of policy and procedures in all regions — operational and shore based.
  • Managing all aspects of its business with the objective of meeting or exceeding our own and our client’s expectations – maintaining a trusted, compliant, efficient and profitable company – while working independently or with interested third parties, stakeholders, partners and suppliers

It is our objective to:

  • Build on our existing reputation by continually improving our management systems and providing a trusted service at a fair price.

How we do it:

Ambrey maintains an Integrated Management System* and company policies and procedures that are reviewed routinely and meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

Ambrey will recruit, train and retain competent staff and contractors to achieve organisational and strategic goals via the following:

  • Vision and values (Ambrey Group)
  • Strategy and KPl’s (Ambrey Group)
  • Objectives (Departments and teams)
  • Objectives (Individuals)

The Integrated Management System operated by Ambrey represents the framework by which we control and improve the effectiveness of our management processes. We shall update our policy as required, to reflect the changing needs of the maritime industry, international legislation, regulation, guidance, interested parties and stakeholders including partners, suppliers and clients.

Ambrey shall ensure that all personnel are aware of the Quality Policy Statement and are conversant with the company management system as applicable to their area of responsibility.


All our identified hazards are risk managed under our risk management approach, we strive to eliminate all hazards or to reduce to as low as reasonably practicable.

Our vessels operate under the International Safety Management (ISM) code.

Our personnel, clients, contractors/subcontractors, third party stakeholders and visitors have a duty and are encouraged to report immediately any unsafe act or condition. We operate a no blame culture in this regard, and as such Ambrey management will always support this intervention culture.


Private security, safety and risk management, particularly in armed security context, is constantly evolving. It is complex and subject to regulatory framework. By its very nature operations contain risks.

Ambrey maintain an extensive and global network of individuals, organisations and established institutions (national and international) to ensure timely, effective and compliant delivery of services to our clients.

Senior management from all areas of the business (including the Executive Leadership Team – ELT) govern and advise on Ambrey routine activities and company strategy and are committed to an ISO 28000 and 28007 compliant management system within which all policy and procedures are developed.

The commitment is consistent with the vision and values of Ambrey and central to core business areas operational, strategic, legal, regulatory and contractual requirements and compliance obligations.

Ambrey works continuously to meet its compliance obligations to all interested parties, stakeholders inclusive of incident, risk management and business continuity and crisis management arrangements.

Sufficient resources will be allocated by the company as per requirement to ensure effective implementation of all policy and procedure.



This certification demonstrates our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. through a series of high-quality and efficient core business processes for our staff, clients, external partners and stakeholders.


Complying with this standard shows that we’re committed to protecting our staff and all those we work with by monitoring relevant Health and Safety issues across all areas of our operations and making sure that appropriate and up-to-date procedures are in place.


This certification demonstrates our commitment to looking after the world we live in by developing a system to measure and improve environmental impact.