From day one, G2 Ocean, Gearbulk and Grieg Star joined forces in the fight against corruption in shipping. All three companies are members of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN). All have clear antibribery and corruption policies and have Supplier Codes of Conduct. That is why the companies applaud IMO’s recent decision to address corruption in its work going forward.
The companies fight for a fair and healthy business environment and do not accept any kind of conduct in breach of applicable anti-corruption laws and regulations. Corruption is theft and it is not accepted onboard their ships, in their offices, or any other place where business is carried out. The three companies report attempts of bribes and corrupt conduct.
Even if their stance in the short-term may deprive the companies of business, integrity is too valuable to risk. It is a cornerstone of their relationship with colleagues, suppliers, customers, partners and other stakeholders.
The companies’ efforts in fighting for a healthy business environment and their training programs are welcomed by colleagues, and they adhere to the Codes of Business Ethics, and anti-bribery and corruption policies.
The three companies choose to work with suppliers and agents who promote a fair and healthy business environment. That is why they expect suppliers and agents to sign the Supplier Code of Conduct and to join them in fighting corruption. Suppliers and agents are expected to impose their policy on sub suppliers and sub agents.
The companies are confident it is possible to create a shipping world without corruption, and are grateful for the continuous support in this fight.
Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/shipping/20052019/g2-ocean-gearbulk-and-grieg-star-letter-to-agents-and-suppliers/
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