Corporate Responsibility

Our culture is built around our commitment to be outstanding stewards of the oceans which support and connect all life on earth. We will continue our efforts to educate and inspire students, teachers, and policy makers through educational outreach programs. Our company value proposition drives us to provide safe, high-quality, manned submersible solutions for every client’s requirements while protecting the environment and working with our partners to strengthen communities. OceanGate’s social responsibility priorities are focused on two key areas: sustainability and education.

Sustainability

OceanGate employees are committed to being supportive members of the communities in which we operate by integrating economic, social, and environmental considerations into day-to-day business operations and long range planning. We will:

  • Conduct our business in a way that promotes a better quality of life for our employees, customers, local communities, and other stakeholders today and in the future
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations and other requirements
  • Behave in an ethical manner and respect the rights and dignity of all people
  • Operate safely to protect the health, safety, and security of our employees, communities, and the environment
  • Work to continuously improve operational and energy efficiency
  • Safeguard the environment by reducing the environmental footprint of our operations, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste generation
  • Strive to produce safer and more environmentally-friendly products
  • Optimize our submersible engagements to ensure marine ecosystem use is sustainable and impacts are reduced
  • Lead our industry in collaborative efforts to improve environmental performance through best practices and standards
  • Continually improve our management systems, business processes, and performance through setting and achieving attainable objectives and realistically achievable goals
  • Seek suppliers, vendors and partners who share our commitment to excellence in operations, HSE, and social performance
  • Communicate social, environmental, health, safety, and security performance to our key stakeholders

Education:

OceanGate and our employees believe that nothing is more important than education in helping people and communities to thrive.

Supporting Our Youth

Through our work with the OceanGate Foundation we have helped developed outreach programs for local schools, museums, and community agencies to promote ocean issues, conservation, and educational initiatives with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We are committed to giving back to the communities where we work and live by sharing time, talents and resources. We passionately promote ocean awareness with efforts to cultivate something significant and lasting — a stronger commitment to ocean health and longevity, stronger communities, and a direct link to the next generation of ocean stakeholder, our youth.

About the OceanGate Foundation

In 2010, OceanGate leadership founded the OceanGate Foundation, a nonprofit organization that uses manned submersibles to fulfill its mission of Inspiration through Exploration™ by improving our knowledge of the marine environment and helping people make more informed decisions about its use and preservation. The organization leverages support from donors, sponsors, and grants to conduct immersive outreach programs targeting specific constituencies: students, teachers, media, politicians, celebrities, and artists.

For more information on OceanGate Foundation’s Open the Oceans project visit: www.oceangatefoundation.org