News | 08 June 2020

SVITZER HAS JOINED THE MARITIME ANTI-CORRUPTION NETWORK

We are pleased to announce that on the 29th of May 2020, Svitzer became an official member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).

We are pleased to announce that on the 29th of May 2020, Svitzer became an official member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).

 

The MACN is a global network of maritime companies working towards a maritime industry free of corruption. Established in 2011 by a small group of committed stakeholders, including our parent company Maersk, the MACN has grown to include 130+ companies globally. Svitzer is the first towage company to join the network which is made up of many of our customers and valued industry partners.

 

Late last month, Svitzer signed a Collaboration Agreement with the MACN pledging to deliver on their vision of eliminating corruption from the maritime industry to ultimately enable fair trade to the benefit of society at large. The network’s mission is to instil successful, lasting change that tackles unethical behaviours in ports and across the maritime supply chain. On the topic of Svitzer joining the MACN, our General Counsel, Jacob Ulrik, expressed:

 

Svitzer’s membership of MACN emphasises our commitment to a global marine services industry without corruption. MACN will allow us to work together and collaborate with like-minded companies in the maritime industry to achieve this important objective.”

 

To date, the MACN’s collective works have led to reductions in demands for facilitation payments in the Suez Canal; new regulations in Argentina that make it more difficult for officials to demand bribes; and improved ease of operations in Nigerian ports.

 

Joining the MACN reinforces our active commitment to being better as we sustainably grow our business. At Svitzer, we know that nurturing a compliance culture is crucial when it comes to providing a positive work environment for our people and that raising the integrity standard within the maritime community depends on each link within the chain. With this in mind, we are proud to be part of the MACN and vow to do our upmost to deliver on the network’s mission.