Improving CSR and RSCM in the International Shipping and Marine Industry
IMPA ACT is an exclusive community of ship purchasers and suppliers working to become sustainability frontrunners by working towards compliance with internationally endorsed standards.
IMPA ACT is an independent initiative of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) that seeks to improve the economic, social and environmental compliance of its ship purchaser and supplier members. IMPA ACT represents international best practice and is aligned with UN principles.
At the core of the IMPA ACT Initiative is the IMPA ACT Supplier Code of Conduct (IMPA ACT SCoC), a set of social, environmental and economic principles that are based on internationally endorsed UN minimum expectations for businesses and represent current best practice. Those participating in the IMPA ACT Initiative commit to working towards alignment with the Supplier Code of Conduct over time, both internally and within their supply chains. Unlike other codes of conduct, the IMPA ACT SCoC is adaptable i.e. you only have to develop systems for managing environmental, social, and economic principles that are relevant to your organisation.
By moving from a mass of individual company created codes and systems into an industry wide initiative, shipping companies and their suppliers will save costs and time and can be part of a constantly evolving and developing programme that represents best practice, and is in line with international expectations on CSR.
The two main ways in which ship owners, ship managers, and ship suppliers participate in IMPA ACT:
- Ship suppliers can join by becoming an IMPA ACT Supplier Member and gain access to a full premium listing on SustainableMaritimeSuppliers.com or
- Ship owners and managers can join by becoming an IMPA ACT Purchasing Member and gaining access to the full range of resources, guidance, and database
IMPA ACT also offers tailored trainings on RSCM and CSR on an on-going basis and provides consulting on RSCM policy, strategy and implementation for the shipping and marine industry.
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