Awards

  • International Safety Management Certificate (1993) (obtained almost as soon as  the new code was mooted and long before the ISM Code became mandatory)
  • ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management (1995)
  • ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management Systems (2002)
  • US Coast Guard AMVER Certification since 2003.
  • EFQM “Committed to Excellence” (2004), “Recognized for Excellence” Certification (2005) and “Recognized for Excellence-4 stars” Certification (2006), EST being the first Ship management company to receive such awards
  • George Sarris, EST President and Managing Director, named  “Quality Leader of the year 2004” by the European Organization of Quality.
  • George Sarris, EST President and Managing Director, named “European Quality Leader 2005” by the European Organization of Quality.
  • OHSAS 18001 for Health and Safety (2007)
  • EST receives the EBEN (European Business Ethics Network) “Bronze Bee Award” (2007)
  • EBEN (European Business Ethics Network) “Silver Bee Award” (2008)
  • EBEN (European Business Ethics Network) “Gold Bee Award-State of Honesty” (2009) in the following areas:
    • Environmental Actions
    • Economic Stability
  • EST receives the EBEN (European Business Ethics Network) “Gold Bee Award-State of Honesty” (2010) in the following areas:
    • Environmental Actions
    • Economic Stability
    • Business Analysis
    • Social Activities
  • EST receives the EBEN (European Business Ethics Network) “Gold Bee Award-State of Honesty” (2011) in the following areas:
    • Environmental Actions
    • Economic Stability
    • Business Analysis
    • Social Activities
    • Regulations and Communication.

(achieving to be the first company in the world which have obtained certification in 5 areas of the EBEN model.)

  • EST receives the EBEN (European Business Ethics Network) “Gold Bee Award-State of Honesty” (2012) in the following areas:
    • Environmental Actions
    • Economic Stability
    • Business Analysis
    • Social Activities
    • Regulations and Communication.
    • Internal auditing

(achieving to be the first company in the world which had obtained certification in 6 areas of the EBEN model.)

  • EST receives the ISO 50001 certificate for implementing an energy management system (2012).
  • EST has assessed, evaluated and validated its system against the International Standard ISO 26000 which is the first Global Standard on Social Responsibility. (2014) EST S.A. is the first shipping company in Greece that has assessed its performance against the International Standard ISO 26000.
  • EST receives the HACCP Certificate of Compliance (2014) for implementing a food safety management system onboard the vessels.
  • Twenty vessels (20) of the fleet were recognized and rewarded with the “QUALSHIP 21” certificate by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) (2017). Less than ten percent of all foreign-flagged ships that operate in the United States meet the eligibility requirements of the “QUALSHIP 21” program.
  • EST receives the “GOLD RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE” Award by the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) (2017). EST participates for a decade in the EBEN Award Program which is dedicated wholly to the promotion of business ethics in Europe.