Corporate Social Responsibility

The Bigger Picture

At MDL, we recognise that we are a part of a larger, interdependent system of people, values, organisations and nature.

Our CSR policy outlines our efforts to give back to the world. We aim to be a socially responsible corporate citizen and strive to meet the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

Our responsibility falls under two categories: compliance and proactiveness.


Compliance refers to our commitment to ensure that our business is conducted per legal, ethical and professional standards.

At MDL we will always:

  • Respect and comply with all laws and regulations that apply to us, our partners and clients
  • Promote fair business practices and treat all parties with whom we have business relationships in a fair and respectful manner, maintaining transparency
  • Honour, review and relive our internal policies

MDL is dedicated to protecting human rights and will ensure that our activities do not directly or indirectly violate human rights onshore or offshore, anywhere in the world.

We are a committed equal opportunity employer and abide by all fair labour practices, and support diversity and inclusion.

We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, and are committed to acting professionally, fairly, safely and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.


We seek to take every initiative to promote human rights, help communities and protect the natural environment beyond the legal context.

We endeavour to reduce our environmental impact whilst maintaining a successful and competitive business. We follow best practices and promote environmentally-friendly solutions, including recycling, conserving energy and eco-friendly technologies.

Recognising that our environment is constantly changing and evolving, we actively invest in research and development. We carefully listen to suggestions and ideas, and aspire to continuously improve the way in which we operate.

Giving back

We know where our roots are: in a tight-knit community, built on real, home values.

We support local initiatives, big or small, whether they help save lives, or simply spread a bit of joy. We encourage our employees to volunteer, and organise our own events to aid causes close to our hearts.

Here are a few of the organisations we are proud to be supporting.

Sealing green credentials with ISO 14001

Maritime Developments has successfully completed its ISO 14001:2015 accreditation.

MDL converts Expo leads to RNLI cash

Maritime Developments has capitalised on the footfall at Europe’s largest subsea exhibition to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Maritime Developments raises £1,400 for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Maritime Developments has raised £1409.93 for a leading cancer support charity following a successful staff event.

MDL celebrates 15th Christmas with magical fundraiser

More than a 100 guests consisting of Maritime Developments’ staff, their partners and friends came together to celebrate the company’s 15th Christmas.

£1,000 raised for RNLI at Maritime Developments’ event

The company raised funds in support of its charity of choice, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as part of its anniversary celebrations.

Maritime Developments celebrates 15th anniversary with workshop hog roast

Maritime Developments made the most of the last rays of summer sunshine to thank its team for all its hard work over the past 15 ...

Subsea Expo winners’ pit stop at British Grand Prix

Two lucky motorsport fans won a dream trip to the Silverstone Grand Prix – thanks to Maritime Developments.

Lochnagar fundraiser for Paul Lawrie Foundation

Nine members of the Maritime Developments team raised £1,700 for the Paul Lawrie Foundation with a walk in beautiful Lochnagar.