Earlier this year IMPA announced that the Association had joined forces with Seatrade Awards and created the very first award for sustainable supply chain management. The prestigious awards are operated in association with Lloyd’s List […]
If you are a regular reader of the IMPA members’ newsletter or our great Marine Trader Journal, then you will have already seen how hard our team has been working across the board on all […]
June 2021 marks the ten-year anniversary of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs or the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework) which represent the first and only soft law reference in […]
IMPA SAVE aims to vastly reduce the more than 40 tons of waste plastic bottles disposed of by the global shipping fleet each year. Synergy Group’s fleet of more than 375 ships are now committed […]
When the industry asks, we listen! It has been a long time coming, but it is now finally around the corner: the first Sustainability Programme, Framework, and Certification for the global maritime industry. Work to green your business, get rewarded, become recognised!
If you are looking to learn about setting up a responsible supply chain management system that is aligned to internationally-endorsed UN principles, consider joining the IMPA ACT Workshop taking place this year in London.
NORDEN is highly committed to its sustainability agenda and has put this at the heart of its business strategy, this article looks at one of their latest initiatives – Project Zero Bleach From IMPA’s perspective […]
It is the flagship award scheme for the international maritime community and IMPA linked up to reward sustainability in the maritime supply chain
Almost three years from its initial joining, the Association publishes its Communication on Engagement, describing the practical actions taken to support the UN Global Compact.
Implementation of Hong Kong Convention (HKC) of IMO and EU-Ship Recycling Regulation is my professional mission for more than 15 years. From cradle to grave, or shipyards, manufacturers, suppliers, ship owners to recyclers, or desk […]
Fewer than eight months since its inception, the ambitious IMPA SAVE initiative is enjoying greater awareness and salience than many other industry counterparts. With more than 5,000 vessels being so far committed to the first milestone of the programme and many other companies considering jumping onboard, the strong group of global shipowners and suppliers at the helm of the initiative have big plans and goals in store for 2021. Let’s explore!
Legal Affairs Committee MEPs pave the way for a new EU law that requires companies to comply with human rights and environmental standards within their value chains.
Over 300 companies and organisations, including the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA), join forces to help resolve a humanitarian crisis on the world’s ocean.
We are excited to introduce the IMPA CAST, a brand-new podcast bringing you essential industry topics and the latest information on our IMPA initiatives. Each month, we will be joined by guests to take a […]
As a key value driver, procurement can and must play a decisive role in supporting sustainable business models. We explore four ways they can do that Disruption hits business in many ways – in the […]
Join fellow IMPA members for an exclusive MEMBER-ONLY online webinar and hear from the IMPA council and IHM experts about the upcoming IHM requirement. Let’s explore the impact on the supply chain.
This event is a tribute to the UNSUNG heroes of the COVID-19 crisis who are the seafarers working tirelessly on ships around the world to bring us the food, fuel and day-to-day goods we all take for granted.
Solution providers join representatives of the IMPA SAVE Council for a live Q&A webinar session investigating solutions to the current global plastic waste crisis.
Global CSR CEO Sune Skadegaard Thorsen joins the IMPA ACT team to provide an in-depth update on the latest issues surrounding human rights in business.
Ian Hutton, Curator at the Lord Howe Island Museum and Lecturer, joins us to discuss how plastic can and will ruin entire ecosystems.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service discuss their Marine Product initiatives to deal with the plethora of plastic.
Overfishing threatens the state of the world’s oceans and the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. Find out how MSC encourages sustainable fishing through their certification scheme.
Taking place between 12 and 16 October 2020, this is an online event that has a bit of everything. Make sure you do not miss out!
It comes as no surprise that shipping has been at the epicentre of the pandemic, and coming out of a difficult time has required more than business as usual. We sat down with IMPA ACT […]
Mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence from 2021 for all EU companies, promises European Commissioner for Justice.
While we undertake the Herculean task of fighting and recovering from the consequences of COVID19, we can use the pandemic as a wake-up call that helps us not only rebuild the way in which we work, but also redesign it better and stronger.
The first IMPA SAVE webinar served as an introduction to the IMPA SAVE initiative and dealt with the council’s first milestone: reducing the use of single-use plastic drinking water bottles onboard the world’s fleet. If […]
It is the first project being born under IMPA SAVE’s umbrella and it aims to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic drinking water bottles purchased for the world’s fleet. Why did the IMPA SAVE Council choose this as the first SAVE goal?
The IMPA SAVE council is proud to be bringing together more than 100 industry professionals for an exciting webinar that will explore a dilemma as old as time: how to reduce the use of plastic water drinking bottles from the world’s fleet.
In its mission to make the sustainable development goals a reality, IMPA has formed a new Council for Supply Chain Sustainability under the SAVE initiative banner with a big agenda and with the support of a number of industry frontrunners.
IMPA COO, Stephen Alexander shares his top tips on how to work well from home during a lockdown
IMPA COO Stephen Alexander reports on the IMPA agenda for 2020 and beyond
In this article, IMPA Head of Projects Jasmine Schestak is giving you the lowdown on responsible supply chain management
Francois Marine and Offshore’s Mikael Karlsson discusses how sustainability is the platform from which its client partnerships are built
In the campaign to find the greenest organisations, IMPA was chosen from a pool of over 500 environmental frontrunners as a leader in developing environmental best practice.
Dr Tristan Smith of UCL’s energy institute warns at IMPA London Conference that those who do not have a strategy in place for dealing with Green House Gas emissions targets for 2050 will face an exceptionally difficult task to adapt and comply
Fuel efficiency has never been more important and IMPA spoke to GreenSteam Co-founder and CEO/CTO Daniel Jacobsen about how his organisation is using AI to help the industry meet demands
Roger Harris of ISWAN discusses the importance of crew welfare and how his organisation is working to improve the lives of seafarers
Peter Hackshaw, erstwhile maritime CPO, talks shipping, financial procurement and why he’s on a crusade to combat fraud in the profession
The IMPA ACT team explores the what, why and how of IMPA ACT, the shipping industry’s preferred responsible supply chain management system
One of the oldest and most experienced, DS Norden A/S, tells the team how IMPA ACT assists with aligning suppliers to the company’s own social standards
Danish shipowner J. Lauritzen tells IMPA how collaborating with a base of over 350 suppliers became less of a challenge with IMPA ACT
Alfa Laval shares how IMPA ACT has helped the company strengthen the relationship with one of its main customers and correct blips on the CSR radar
Five years from developing the IMPA ACT state-of-the-art management system for Responsible Supply Chain Management, IMPA makes its support for the UN Global Compact’s principles official
In her final column for 2017, Dr Anna Marie Antoniou examines the trends likely to influence the shipping industry in 2018