Following a competitive and rigorous round of judging, the official shortlist for the 33rd edition of Seatrade Maritime Awards has been announced today. The winners, across 14 different categories, will be revealed on Tuesday 8 […]
Introducing the first IMPA SAVE Maritime Suppliers’ Campaign to reduce SUP
Two years after launching its first initiative for the mass reduction of plastic drinking water bottles from the world’s fleet, with a pledge targeting ship-owners and -operators, IMPA SAVE now creates its second pledge aimed […]
Inchcape Shipping Services becomes first maritime services provider to onboard IMPA ACT 2.0
Leading global provider of port agency, marine services and supply logistics Inchcape Shipping Services is the first IMPA ACT ‘Preferred’ Company to take the opportunity of the initiative’s re-launch and strengthen its own commitment to sustainability by becoming a fully supporting member in August 2022.
The saga of IMPA SAVE continues. Next stop: IMPA London 2022!
35 major shipping companies have now officially joined the IMPA SAVE movement for drastically reducing single-use plastic drinking water bottles onboard their owned or managed vessels, and hundreds of others are slowly being influenced to […]
New EC Proposal for Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Leaves Much to be Desired
On 23 February 2022, the European Commission published the-much awaited proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence draft directive. Seen by many as a step in the right direction, it leaves a lot to be […]
IVC 2021 – Delivering Cleaner & Greener Water
… to Seafarers and Ships – A Case Study with Prime Marine Using P Ship System’s drinking water vessel solution on board to eliminate plastic bottled water and delivering a cleaner and greener drinking and […]
IVC 2021 – The Sustainable Business Journey
An Executive Playbook For A Greener Business If your company is investing in green initiatives and working toward becoming a more sustainable company, you need a strategy, plan and a roadmap. A sustainable business journey […]
IVC 2021 – How to Stop Buying Plastic
IMPA SAVE Council Member and Group Procurement Manager Paolo Magonio covers how to stop buying plastic and speaks of his journey to bringing Scorpio Ship Management to be the first IMPA SAVE pledger to achieve […]
IVC 2021 – Towards Net Zero
Fiorenzo Spadoni, Marine Commercial Director, RINA, covers how the shipping industry is preparing to comply with the actual and future even more demanding restrictions on CO2 emissions, to secure the business in the forthcoming years […]
IVC 2021 – The Approach to Sustainability
Dorthe Mejlvang, Senior Category Manager and IMPA SAVE Council Member, delves deeper into the approach to sustainability at Maersk Procurement.
Ivc 2021 – Sustainability From the Shipowner’s Perspective
Listen to Salvatore d’Amico, Fleet Director at IMPA SAVE pledger d’Amico Shipping Group, covering the wider picture of sustainability and how this looks like from a shipowner’s perspective.
IVC 2021 – Opening Address
Stephen Alexander, IMPA COO and Secretary General, opens the day and introduces the agenda and fantastic line-up of speakers, then IMPA Special Ambassador for Sustainability and Chair of IMPA SAVE Mikael Karlsson delivers the opening […]
IVC 2021 – Jo Ruxton / The Challenge Facing OUR OCEANS
Jo Ruxton, Founder of Ocean Generation and Filmmaker of the renowned documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’, delivers this year’s keynote speech.
IMPA community ran to say YES to sustainability and support Ocean Generation. Did you?
Ready, set, go! On the cold morning of 14 December 2020, many IMPA members and supporters around the world joined in for our annual IMPA Sustainability Run, supported by Francois Marine & Offshore and Shell […]
It’s a wrap! IMPA Virtual Conference 2021 brings together close to 400 industry professionals during a fantastic day focused on sustainability in shipping
Innovation, collaboration and courage to change the status quo remain the three key ingredients for meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals; this is the consensus reached by everyone attending the IMPA Virtual Conference 2021. Almost […]
IHM-Maintenance Made Easy with the Marine Stores Guide
IMPA is setting the course for Marine Stores Guide customers by teaming up with GSR Services and NautilusLog for making knowledge and experience of IHM easily accessible, paving the way to efficiently comply with the […]
REGISTRATIONS FOR THE IMPA London 2021 Virtual Conference ARE NOW OPENED
📅 Tue, 14 Dec | ⏰ 08:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. GMT | Hear from the industry’s movers and shakers during an exclusive one-day virtual conference that will make you rethink procurement. Built around the theme […]
The 2021 IMPA Sustainability Run is around the corner. Will you join us?
📅 Tue, 14 Dec | ⏰ 07:00 a.m. GMT | 📌 Join from anywhere! We may not be able to get together in-person as we all wanted, but there is nothing stopping us from joining […]
First IMPA members successfully complete the IMPA Green Business Bureau Programme, Now Officially Launched
Now officially live, the IMPA Green Business Bureau Programme has now seen its first cohort of five “graduates” successfully complete the online self-assessment during a period of beta-testing. Following feedback, the programme has had its […]
AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE IMPA EVENTS TEAM
CONCERNING IMPA LONDON 2021 AT THE QEII CONFERENCE CENTRE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON ON 13th, 14th and 15th december 2021 Dear valued stakeholder, With the weekend’s announcements and the UK government action to prevent further Covid outbreaks in […]
12% of the global fleet has committed to kick plastic. Over to you now. Will you pledge?
And then there were 31! What a journey IMPA SAVE has been taking us on, with 31 major shipping companies representing over 12% of the global fleet having now committed to drastically reduce plastic drinking […]
IMPA ACT team delivers presentation at annual Incentra Council Meeting
Invited by long-standing IMPA ACT partners Incentra SA, Stephen and Jasmine from the IMPA team delivered a comprehensive presentation on IMPA ACT for the Norwegian shipping community. Long-standing IMPA ACT partner and Norwegian buying group […]
IMPA CEO reports overwhelming response to inaugural Seatrade award
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 […]
A Sneak Peek Into IMPA’s Sustainability Work
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 […]
An IMPA ACT Q&A on the 10th Anniversary of the UNGPs
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 […]
Synergy Group joins IMPA SAVE’s campaign to reduce shipping’s reliance on single-use plastic drinking water bottles
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 […]
IMPA joins forces with GBB to bring the shipping industry its much-coveted Supplier Evaluation Programme for Sustainable Practice
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!
IMPA ACT launches two-day training workshop on RSCM
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.
world earth day special feature – Clean must be green – how procurement is cleaning up at norden
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 […]
IMPA joins Seatrade in adding its first Sustainable Supply Chain Management Award
It is the flagship award scheme for the international maritime community and IMPA linked up to reward sustainability in the maritime supply chain
IMPA reaffirms commitment to the UN Global Compact
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.
IHM Maintenance Approaches
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 […]
Moving the needle on environmental action
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!
Lawmakers call on the European Commission to present a law on mandatory human rights due diligence
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.
IMPA signs The Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change
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.
Introducing… The IMPA CAST
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 […]
A new reality
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 […]
IHM and Ship Recycling: The Impact on Supply Chain Management
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.
Help The SNI to Circumnavigate the Globe
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.
IVEW 2020: IMPA SAVE AND ITS Battle Against Plastic, Part 2
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.
IVEW 2020: IMPA ACT and responsible supply chain management
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.
IVEW 2020: Danger of Plastic – Future of Life Below and Above Water
Ian Hutton, Curator at the Lord Howe Island Museum and Lecturer, joins us to discuss how plastic can and will ruin entire ecosystems.
IVEW 2020: Wilhelmsen Ships Service: Reducing Plastics
Wilhelmsen Ships Service discuss their Marine Product initiatives to deal with the plethora of plastic.
IVEW 2020: Putting MSC Back on the industry’s radar
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.
Introducing the IMPA Virtual Events Week 2020
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!
Navigating difficult waters
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 […]
Do your human rights due diligence… while it is still an option
Mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence from 2021 for all EU companies, promises European Commissioner for Justice.
5 things the COVID-19 crisis can teach us about sustainability
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 Battle Against Plastic: What Are The Alternatives?
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 […]
Why now is the time to be “Getting To Zero”
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?
Kicking off the battle against plastic with the first SAVE webinar on industry alternatives to plastic water bottles
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.
IMPA launches its most ambitious sustainability programme ever
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.
Keep safe, Stay at home, Read the IMPA Blog
IMPA COO, Stephen Alexander shares his top tips on how to work well from home during a lockdown
Sustainability, sustainability, sustainability
IMPA COO Stephen Alexander reports on the IMPA agenda for 2020 and beyond
Responsible Supply Chain Management 101
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
IMPA wins Green Apple Award 2019
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
The Human Element
Roger Harris of ISWAN discusses the importance of crew welfare and how his organisation is working to improve the lives of seafarers