About us:  Our responsibilities

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Our responsibilities

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!