In the fourth 2018 issue of the Marine Trader, the leading publication on marine purchasing and supply, IMPA's COO explains why IMPA ACT will be given a refresh. To read the full article, please go here and follow the steps to sign up.
All of IMPA’s activities seek to strengthen the profession, building alliances and improving standards for all. If I may say so, it’s a noble pursuit and one of which we are very proud. In recent years, the IMPA ACT has reflected that pursuit most clearly. When it was launched in September 2013, it brought to market a tool for the maritime supply chain to engage in responsible supply chain management – or RSCM. The mechanism for that was collaboration and partnership between buyers, suppliers and other organisations.
The appetite for collaboration in the industry remains strong. D/S NORDEN, for example, currently has 20 suppliers that are working through the IMPA ACT and has engaged five new suppliers each year since 2015. Meanwhile, the Norwegian buying group, Incentra, has agreed apartnership with IMPA which has seen their suppliers sign up to the IMPA ACT Supplier Code of Conduct and engage in the programme.
It’s fair to say that we’ve made steady progress. But, as we approach the five-year anniversary of the IMPA ACT, I’m pleased, to announce that the IMPA ACT programme is being given a refresh.[…] The end goal, as always, is to improve standards in the industry, to raise the profile of the maritime supply chain and ensure that by working together, we are all the more stronger.