J. Lauritzen participated in the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network members meeting
Wednesday and Thursday last week the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network held its biannual members meeting in Singapore. The two-day agenda was packed with items related to the progression of MACN’s strategy for 2014 –2016.
J. Lauritzen joined the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) in May 2011, when it was just a small discussion forum. Today it is a global business network working for a maritime industry free of all types of corruption. The network has more than 40 members including shipowners but also some of the World's biggest shippers.
Taking an active stand against corruption
Since 2011, J. Lauritzen has developed and implemented our Anti-Corruption compliance programme that includes e.g. policy commitment, risk assessment, due diligence of selected third parties, contract clauses, awareness and compliance seminars, internal and external communication on progress and challenges.
The programme enjoys strong commitment of JL's Board of Directors, Executive Management and the Executive Committee – a commitment that is important for setting the tone at the top and providing successful implementation of the Group’s compliance programme.
Operating globally means that we sometimes navigate in challenging cultural contexts with e.g. requirements for facilitation payments. Facing these challenges, we have to start in our own house with our own fleet, but to ensure sustainable progress we need to collaborate with other stakeholders, “Key CSR challenges facing our industry cannot be solved by companies acting individually. Sharing experience and information, mobilising resources and the idea of creating combined leverage to ensure sustainable progress has been the point of departure for the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network – that is why we are in the network” says Jan Kastrup-Nielsen, President & CEO, J. Lauritzen
MACN is a global business network working towards its vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.
MACN members promote good corporate practice in the maritime industry for tackling bribes, facilitation payments, and other forms of corruption by adopting the MACN Anti-Corruption Principles, communicating progress on implementation, sharing best practices, and creating awareness of industry challenges. MACN collaborates with key stakeholders, including governments, authorities, and international organizations, in places where corruption is prevalent to its members, to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption.
Learn more about MACN on the network’s new website >>>