Crowley's ship assist and escort services group was recently honored by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company with a 2002 Exceptional Award of Merit. The award honors Crowley for implementing a new Environmental, Safety and Quality Assurance (ESQA)
Management System, and for achieving perfect environmental and safety records for 2002.
Crowley's new ESQA Management System fully meets and integrates four internationally certified management codes: the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, the American Waterways Operators Responsible Carrier (AWORC) program, the ISO 9000 Quality Code, and the ISO 14000 Environmental Management Systems Code.
Crowley's new ESQA management system, in addition to meeting numerous voluntary pollution prevention standards, implements comprehensive pollution training and education for all of Crowley's Valdez operations employees.
Through Crowley's stringent environmental protection policies and procedures, the company was recognized for perfect environmental performance in 2002.