It wasn’t long ago that IMPA decided to put together an initiative meant to help ship owners, operators and suppliers align their business practice with the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. Through the project, IMPA wanted to promote excellence in the industry and contribute to a better future for everyone.
Today, the Association is delighted to announce that on the 3rd of July 2018, IMPA became a registered participant of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative, with nearly 12,000 participating companies from 140 countries. Through this partnership, our Association has formalised its support for the Global Compact’s principles in the areas of human and labour rights, environment and anti-corruption. This is what Stephen Alexander, COO of IMPA, had to say:
We have been promoting UN’s Global Compact principles through our work on IMPA ACT for a while now and we are pleased that we now have an open and official partnership with this wonderful initiative. It will pave the way to sharing knowledge with our UNGC Local Network and we are confident that, as a result, our CSR initiative for the global marine procurement industry will grow stronger.
We, at IMPA, welcome this partnership, and are looking forward to what is to come!