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What is International Anti-Corruption Day?

Dec 7 2018

J. Lauritzen is one of the founding members of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) – which is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.

Established in 2011 by a small group of committed maritime companies, MACN has grown to include over 100 members globally and has become one of the pre-eminent examples of collective action to tackle corruption.

We work with MACN towards the elimination of all forms of maritime corruption by:

  • raising awareness of the challenges faced;
  • training our staff at sea and ashore to tackle incidences of corruption and
  • reporting our data back into the network to strengthen and benefit its efforts.

International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually on 9 December since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003, to raise public awareness for anti-corruption. This day offers an opportunity for us as MACN members and participants to highlight our collective achievements and invite others—companies, donors, governments, etc.—to join the movement.

This year we're celebrating the achievements of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network, through which we are working with over 100 peer companies and other stakeholders to eliminate corruption in the maritime industry. To find out more, you can read the MACN’s latest update from December 2018…or watch their update video (below).

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