About Us

Who We Are

We are defined by a vision, a mission, and a core set of traits that make us truly unique. As important today as they were in the past, these characteristics define how we approach our work. Together, they describe the Spirit of ABS.

Who We Are

Who We Are

We are defined by a vision, a mission, and a core set of traits that make us truly unique. As important today as they were in the past, these characteristics define how we approach our work. Together, they describe the Spirit of ABS.

Founded in 1862, ABS is a global leader in providing classification services for marine and offshore assets. Our mission is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our members and clients by promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment. ABS’ commitment to safety, reliability and efficiency is ever-present. ABS continues to lead in industry safety metrics – including a record three-year achievement for zero lost time work-related incidents for 2017 - 2019.

 

What We Do

TRUSTED ADVISOR 

Today, ABS is working in a rapidly changing business environment where global markets are shaped more frequently by digital technology and data analytics. We are applying advanced technology, digital tools, capabilities and improved core processes to drive safety excellence, greater performance and efficiency – generating greater value for our members and clients. ABS continues to be a trusted advisor and partner, supporting marine and offshore business ventures for both traditional and non-traditional clients. 

AGILE, BETTER, STRONGER 

Moving quickly and easily, ABS provides solutions that add greater value to our clients, making us stronger every day. 

  • Surveys during construction, after construction
  • Compliance audits
  • Development of standards known as Rules
  • Engineering research and development
  • Technical plan reviews and design analysis
  • ABS CyberSafety™ Program
  • Asset Reactivation
  • Remote Survey and Audits
  • Sustainability and Compliance Services
  • Digital Solutions

Our Values: The Spirit of ABS

Safety

What we do matters to the lives of people and the quality of the environment. We are vigilant in our goals to improve safety practices and minimize risk exposure and downtime.

People

We have a globally diverse and engaged workforce that is trained to the highest level.  The various skills, perspectives and experiences of the ABS employees is what makes them our best asset.

Integrity

In everything we do, we are honest, ethical and trustworthy. Clients depend on us as an impartial, objective resource. 

Reliability

You can count on us. We’re easy to reach and quick to respond. We deliver practical, tailored solutions that exceed expectations. 

Innovation

Solving problems is good. Anticipating problems is better. We do both through continuous research and development focused on staying ahead of the curve.

Teamwork

The best safety solutions are achieved together. We work closely with our stakeholders as a dependable, flexible and efficient partner. We are dedicated to sharing our experience and contributing to the education of future industry leaders.

Quality

Expect the best. When we set out to solve a problem, we do it right. We are thorough and relentless in the pursuit of safety.

 

Our Vision

Safety drives us. We are global innovators turning tools and practices into practical solutions to support the industries we serve.

Our Mission

To serve the public interest as well as the needs of our members and clients by promoting the security of life and property, and preserving the natural environment.

Our Goals

Safety, service and solutions are the three goals that define the activities of ABS. They are the bedrock upon which we base our commitment to set standards of excellence as one of the world’s leading marine and offshore classification organizations. 

We have been able to achieve those goals through the innovative thinking, enthusiasm and professionalism of our highly experienced staff.  Years of experience, training and continued education have made us confident in our actions and secure in our decisions. 

Awards and Recognition

For more than 150 years, ABS has remained committed to its mission of helping to protect life, property, and the natural environment. We are proud to receive numerous international awards recognizing our achievements in a number of specialties including sustainability, technology innovation, and safety and classification excellence