Will our shipping office be audited every year?
No, this will be done in connection with the first vessel entering the scheme. A re-audit is performed after a period of three years or depending on experiences encountered on the vessels of the owner/manager.
Does Green Award hire external parties to conduct audits?
No, Green Award does not work with third parties for surveying and auditing but with own employees. All surveyors are ex-seafarers and appointed as a Green Award Surveyor after a successful fulfilment of an intensive education and training program. This program is developed by Green Award and approved and accredited by the Nautical Institute.
How long does a Green Award office audit take?
An office audit takes two days with two persons (4 man days).