Supply chain disruptions have been well documented – and so has the rush to digitalisation. How best to respond when it comes to procurement? Felicity Landon talks to Francesco Leboffe, purchasing manager at d’Amico Shipping […]
How Green is your product? Can you prove it?
Green, sustainable, eco, Net Zero, low-carbon… from consumer goods to services, the market is flooded with claims of environmental friendliness. But how much can we believe, and how much is ‘greenwashing’? Danish law now requires […]
Calling All Maritime Professionals – Subscribe TODAY!
Would you like to receive a digital copy of the latest issue of Supply Chain and Sustainability Magazine, IMPA’s Industry Journal? Simply scan the QR code or go to http://bit.ly/IMPAFree and access your free year subscription. Once your application […]
Reduce Plastic, Reduce Costs: IMPA SAVE Carton Shows Us How
To borrow a phrase: this is no ordinary carton of water. This is an IMPA SAVE carton of water, designed as part of a unique competition and voted for by the IMPA SAVE community.
We must move forward, says IMPA’s new Global Ambassador
Kyriakos Hadjikyriakou, Managing Director at Cyprus-based marine services provider Oceanic, is IMPA’s new Global Ambassador. He talks to Felicity Landon about his career, the changing shape of shipping and why IMPA is close to his […]
2022 Finalists Announced for Seatrade Maritime Awards
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Scorpio Ship Management becomes first IMPA SAVE pledger to drastically reduce plastic drinking water bottles onboard all of its 200+ vessels
In less than a year since IMPA SAVE’s inception, Paolo Magonio, Group Procurement Manager at Scorpio and dedicated IMPA SAVE Council Member, proudly reported that all of Scorpio’s 200+ managed vessels have now been fitted […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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 CAST – S01 E01 – IMPA SAVE
IMPA CEO Stephen Alexander connects with Special Ambassador for Sustainability and Chair of IMPA SAVE Mikael Karlsson to give you the lowdown on one of the newest and most ambitious initiatives in shipping. Here’s the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
On the Move
The maritime industry is slowly advancing towards an autonomous ecosystem, says Saurish Nandi
IMPA joins the UN Global Compact
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
An Enduring Advantage Professor Martin Christopher makes the case for value-based procurement