News 09 May, 2023

West joins the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

As part of our enhanced ESG efforts, we are pleased to announce that West has been approved as the latest member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).

MACN provides a world-leading forum for maritime businesses to promote integrity, ethics and to contribute to the elimination of corrupt practices. Established, in 2011 as an industry-led collective action initiative, with a goal of stamping out corruption in the maritime industry and promoting inclusive trade. With over 150 companies across the maritime industry, MACN has a strong industry voice, playing a key role in ocean transport. MACN has become one of the preeminent examples of an industry-led collective action network taking tangible steps to eliminate corruption across the wider supply chain.

By working in partnership with the industry, governments, and civil society MACN has been successful in addressing corruption risks through country-specific actions in locations as diverse as Nigeria, Indonesia, Egypt, India, Ukraine, and Argentina.

Attending the Spring Members meeting in Copenhagen, held during the 26th and 27th of April, West’s Global Head of Loss Prevention, Simon Hodgkinson was impressed by the great work of the association and has stated that:

“This is a well thought out non-profit and appears to be making significant progress in several countries. There is an ongoing strategy to continue to add countries and they are getting heard by the larger maritime bodies such as IMO, ICS etc.”

We are proud to become an MACN member and look forward to working together on such a crucial matter which jeopardizes the transparency of the maritime industry and its’ ability to facilitate fair trade globally.

Full details about MACN can be found here.