KOTUG Canada is committed to achieving a healthy workplace and to work with respect for the environment. Safe and sound operations, the well-being of everyone involved, respect for the environment and First Nations, and an excellent level of training and competence are absolute requisites for achieving this goal.


We firmly believe that identifying environmental aspects and impacts, as well as the hazards and risks for occupational health and safety are essential to building and maintaining a safe, environmentally engaged and sustainable culture. 


An important part of KOTUG Canada’s culture is improvement and encouraging people to provide and share essential safety and environmental related information in an atmosphere of trust.

KOTUG Canada will not allow commercial pressure to undermine our Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) standards. Our HSE policy applies to everyone involved in our operations; our employees and subcontractors.

The HSE objectives are to:

  • Prevent any kind of injury to anyone involved in KOTUG Canada operations

  • Prevent damage to the environment with marine environment in particular

  • Prevent damage to assets and loss of material matters

  • Prevent hindering the community


Click here to read the KOTUG Canada Social Responsibility Policy.




Certifications and registrations


KOTUG Canada follows the Integrated Management Systems (IMS) of both KOTUG International and Horizon Maritime, that are designed to ensure compliance with the requirements of the MLC 2006, IMO, ILO, Transport Canada, the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, the ISM Code, the ISPS Code, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001-2018, and ISO 14001:2015 


KOTUG Canada also provides a systematic ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ methodology which is a simple four-step process that guides users to predictable and repeatable results and drives the continuous improvement of our processes and performance.


KOTUG Canada joined the Green Marine program in 2019.


Both Horizon Maritime and KOTUG International are ISO 9001 and 45001 and 14001 certified. Horizon is registered with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and is Green Marine Certified.