- American Bureau of Shipping
American Bureau of Shipping
The People of ABS
The Spirit of ABS is defined by the people dedicated to fulfilling our mission of protecting life, property and the environment. Our employees understand that their work has a long ranging impact on the marine, offshore energy and gas industries we serve.
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 societies.
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.
We are inventive problem solvers and visionary innovators who produce results. At the same time, we are a responsible resource for practical solutions.
We believe in teamwork. The best solutions are achieved together with other stakeholders. We work closely with them as a dependable, flexible partner. We are also dedicated to sharing our experience and in looking to the future with our contributions and involvement in the education of future industry leaders.
Our reputation matters to us. Our day-to-day activities are guided by three principles: integrity, good faith and excellence. Integrity comes from consistently behaving according to a set of codified values and ethics. Good faith means that we will always demonstrate respect, sincerity, honesty and impartiality in our dealings. Excellence is fundamental; we strive to raise the standards of the marine, offshore and gas industries while meeting the needs of clients and the public in general.
Positioned in 200 offices in 70 countries around the world, the ABS network of surveyors, engineers, technical specialists and support staff are committed to helping our members and clients achieve success.