Discussed anti-corruption with 160 shipping members
G2 Ocean shared ideas, best practices and thoughts on crucial corruption challenges in the shipping industry at the Fall Meeting of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network on October 30-31.
As a member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), G2 Ocean works actively, together with over 100 companies globally, towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption.
To share ideas, best practices and thoughts on the key corruption challenges the shipping industry is facing, G2 Ocean attended MACN’s Fall Meeting in London on October 30-31.
“Together with MACN, we work to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption, to raise awareness of the challenges faced in the industry and to create a culture of integrity within the maritime community”, says Director Legal and Compliance Cecilie Koch Hatlebrekke.
Shared knowledge and expertise
160 people from the shipping industry attended the meeting.
“Unfortunately, corruption and bribery are still huge challenges in the shipping industry and the masters of our ships face inappropriate requests from time to time. Currently, MACN represents 30 per cent of the world’s tonnage. By working together, we stand a better chance to reduce these requests,” says Koch Hatlebrekke.
It is the policy of G2 Ocean to prohibit bribery and other corrupt conduct in any form or shape, and each year, the company meets with members of the network to share knowledge, develop group cohesiveness, and move the network forward on key decision points.
“This time, we discussed the most commonly known issues, such as facilitation payments for passage, to more intricate topics, to uncover how we can drive change collectively to create a culture of integrity within the maritime community”, Koch Hatlebrekke says.
MACN’s 2025 strategy was also outlined to members, who then approved and endorsed the work for the coming five years.
The next MACN meeting takes place in Singapore on 25-26 March 2020.