At Aquamarine Power we take our responsibilities very seriously.
Whether it's to ourselves, other people or our planet. Our
responsibilities are enshrined in our corporate values. These
seven values are at the heart of who we are: integrity, nurture,
safety, partnership, innovation, respect and enthusiasm, spelling
out INSPIRE. We put our values into practice in everything we
do. We continue to develop and, more importantly, to
implement them as a team.
Working in partnership
Our Oyster wave energy technology is a clean, renewable energy
solution but we understand that the nature of what we do also
presents environmental challenges. At Aquamarine Power we are
committed to minimising the impact our projects have on the
environment, wildlife or people who use and enjoy our coastal
areas. That's why we begin working closely with local
communities, government bodies and stakeholder groups right from
the start of our projects and will continue to do so to make sure
our projects are developed responsibly and sustainably.
Minimising our environmental impact
In the day to day running of our business we work to minimise
our impact on the environment by continually improving our energy
efficiency and reducing our transport use and waste wherever we
can. We set ourselves challenging performance targets so we
are continually working to reduce our impact on the environment.
Whether it's increasing the number of small every day actions we
take, considering the environment in the design of Oyster or
rigorously implementing our waste management plan.
Health and safety
In addition to our commitment to the environment, we are also
fully committed to ensuring that we always provide a safe and
healthy working environment for our colleagues, our partners,
contractors and members of the public. Our rigorous health
and safety policies and risk assessment procedures are designed to
meet and surpass all statutory and legislative requirements.
But more than that, we make health and safety a daily part of our
working lives and encourage each other to keep health and safety in
mind at all times.
Doing our bit
Being a force for good is a major part of our vision at
Aquamarine Power. We realise that we are very lucky and try to give
a little bit back as much as we can. In fact, barely a
weekend goes by when one of our team isn't cycling from Glasgow to
Edinburgh or running a marathon to raise money for charity!
Of course it's not an entirely selfless deed as we have great fun
taking part in with beach clean ups and sporting challenges. It's
possibly less fun for those of our staff who give blood every four
months as part of our initiative to encourage blood donation!